re-candled today...this egg any good?**Graphic pics pg 1*

petchickenlover

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First couple photos taken yesterday [8/29/11]:

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Pics taken today, it looks like he's shrunk.. when i float-tested yesterday he was moving around, but when i checked today there appeared to be no movement... what do you think?=/
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pete55

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Hi there

How far are these eggs along? They look dark and if I didnt know better I'd say the ones with the larger air cells and vague shadows are well advanced.

I keep posting this link that I did earlier in the year but I think you'll find it helpful
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https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=491013

Also our website has more incubation links and a candling diary on the breeding page.

http://oakgarthgeese.com

Best of luck
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Pete
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petchickenlover

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This is just one egg - The first pictures are from 2 days ago, the others from last night. I'm not sure how far along exactly, it was under a broody who left the nest to tend to the rest of the chicks. I guessed approximately day 12 when i candled on the 17th, but I've never been very good with candling so i was probably way off :)
 

pete55

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Hi

I just cant tell from the pics but try listening for the clicking sound described in my earlier threadwhich would mean its very near.

Pete
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petchickenlover

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thank you. i'll give it a few more days and hopefully something happens
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petchickenlover

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Sigh... well i picked up the egg to candle today and it literally just cracked in my hand. There had been a small crack i was watching but today it decided to break...so i decided to open the egg. Chick was dead, but appeared to be fully formed. The egg yolk had not been absorbed,though.

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He had a lump on his back...
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petchickenlover

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I'm sorry....
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thank you
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i just don't think my temperatures were consistent enough for it with my home-made incubator.
 

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