Staying on one side of the egg!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nicolemac, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. nicolemac

    nicolemac Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm on day 10 and I candled my eggs a few minutes ago.
    Both are only showing shadows on one side of the egg, and don't budge at all..
    Is the chick stuck to the membrane? I have been turning 3 times a day - if not more!
    Whats going on?!
     
  2. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    That's actually pretty typical. Once the baby begins to form & establish the vein network it doesn't shift around the inside of the egg nearly as much as it does in the 1st few days when the yolk is still not completely connected to the vein network.
     
  3. nicolemac

    nicolemac Out Of The Brooder

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    oh thank god! i thought i'd done something wrong, i never thought i'd get so worked up over a couple of eggs before![​IMG]
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

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    Do they have movement?
     
  5. Texasmja

    Texasmja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you incubating them on their sides? That is how mine look when I lay them on their sides. When I incubate upright they seem to grow more towards the top near the aircell.
     
  6. nicolemac

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    Can't tell on the movement front - my candler on shows the shadow and airsac - but im fashioning i brighter one later, so i will update after work
     
  7. nicolemac

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    they are on their side, but slightly upright at the big end so they are touching the aircell.
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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    Nic can you snap a pic when you candle again? I think your fine though : )
     
  9. nicolemac

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    Okay - i will get one when it gets dark, shouldn't take long - its 4pm here!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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    [​IMG] oh wow!! COOL!!
     

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