There's something in my egg??????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 14 chickens & counting, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it the air sac? I'm only on day 2 and we candled and we see a dark spot that seems to be floating aound as we turn the egg...when we turn the egg with the "pointy side down" it floats to the top (the big side)???????What sould we be seeing?[​IMG]
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Probably a meat spot. If the air sack is broken, you will see a bubble floating.
     
  3. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Will the meat spot float up to the top of the egg like that? How would I tell the diff?
     
  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    hmmm... methinks the yolk. The yolk will float like you described - is it the right size?
     
  5. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess it is...I looked at the link on this topic and it looks like one of the pics. I see a REALLY dark spot and it looks to be sitting inside of another lighter spot. We are only on 54 hrs.
     
  6. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait another day and you should see veins!
     
  7. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people recommend not to bother the eggs for the first 5 days

    you should be candling after the 7th day

    please correct me if I'm wrong
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Day 2 is WAY too soon to candle! The embryo is very delicate at that stage and almost impossible to see in the egg by then. Don't touch those eggs till Day 7-9 or you may damage them yourself and they won't hatch.
     
  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:X2 I try to completely ignore them, btw this is MUCH easier said then done [​IMG]
     

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