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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RioLindoAz, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Today, I was candling the eggs and I saw a Dark spot. The first thing that came to my mind is that the chick died. The same is happening with some of the other eggs. Does the "Spot" mean somthing bad? is the chick dead? How did this happen!?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How old are the eggs? A spot is a good thing usually, means that the chick is growing.
     
  3. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I thought the same thing.
    Do you see veins, and an air sac?
     
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    The eggs are less than a week old. I saw some scratch marks inside the egg but I'm not sure they are viens. And I have no idea what an air sac is.
     
  5. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds like you are seeing the veins and dark spots which are the embryos just like you should be.

    Have you ever peeled a hard boiled egg? The flat spot on the big end is caused by the air sac, an air pocket within the egg. This should get bigger as the incubation progresses. [​IMG]
     
  6. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Ohhhh,

    Thank you!!!

    Finally, I'm calm. I was so scared that "IT" was dead.


    THANKS,
    Chicken_Boy
     
  7. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    When should the chick start mooving in the egg? [​IMG]
     
  9. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    I think you usually don't start seeing anything until 2 weeks... but, I'm not sure...
     
  10. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Thanks everybody!

    I'm finally back on my feet again.

    Thanks again,
    CHICKEN_BOY
     

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