saw something wierd inside egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken_boy_Kurt, May 8, 2008.

  1. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    When I candled my sumatra eggs I saw what looked like a snake writhing in 1 or 2 of them. It wasn't just random though it was in a rythm so maybe it was the heart beating or something. This is only my second time hatching and last time I didn't see anything like this [​IMG].
     

  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Sounds like it is an itty bitty embryo. Sometimes all you can see are eyes bobbing around.
     
  3. Josie

    Josie Songster

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    How many days into development are the eggs when you candled them?
     
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    11-12 days.
     
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Quote:When you can first see the eye the embryo can't move on its own yet. And this isn't an eye.
     
  6. Josie

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  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Does anyone else have opinions? I think its fine, they are still growing.
     

  8. K&H Chicken Farm

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    You may just be seeing shadows. I would just keep going with the hatch and see what happens.
     
  9. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

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    It was the chick movement - sometimes you can even see the pulse of the heart and/or blood vessels. Sometimes they just wriggle in there in rhythm. I've seen clear movement of the chick at day 7 before.

    By 10-11 days you should be able to see good movement - sounds normal to me! Hope the next 10 days go well and you have a great hatch.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  10. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Thank you all so much. I really want these eggs to hatch cause they are for 4-H. I will give you an update in a different thread when they hatch. Sorry no pics, I don't have a digi camera.
     

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