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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by petchickenlover, Aug 30, 2011.

  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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  2. 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 [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  3. petchickenlover

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    Quote: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 :)
     
  4. 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 [​IMG]
     
  5. petchickenlover

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    Quote:No clicking or peeping - i've tried that already [​IMG]
     
  6. pete55

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    hi. Just keep to your truck incubator regime and check again in a few days. Cert of luck to you [​IMG]
     
  7. petchickenlover

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    Quote:thank you. i'll give it a few more days and hopefully something happens [​IMG]
     
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  8. 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...[​IMG]
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  9. Chick1043

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    Quote:I'm sorry....[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. petchickenlover

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    Quote:I'm sorry....[​IMG] [​IMG]

    thank you [​IMG] i just don't think my temperatures were consistent enough for it with my home-made incubator.
     

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