They move???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trulefty, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new at this and have asked lots of strange questions the last few weeks so here is another one. I had been trying to candle brown eggs but couldn't see anything. Someone suggested that I wait to day 10 to candle so I did so a little while ago. I held the egg in my hand on it's side and shined my light into the large end. I could easily see what I think is an air pocket and I saw some veining and then a dark spot. Now was it my imagination or was I actually watching baby chicks moving inside the eggs?? I started 18 eggs on the 19th at 6pm so due on the 9th, I think.

    I'm really anxious about these babies because our young roo (Lynard Skinner) died suddenly on 12/12 and most of the eggs were refridgerated before going into the homemade bator.

    But, if what I think I see, is what I see, then I will see baby chicks looking back at me.[​IMG]
     
  2. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was a chick! Congrats!!
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Pretty cool isn't it?! Congrats!!! That is the babies moving!!
     
  4. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Yep they do move. Just like human babies in the womb.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I love when they swim around while I'm candling. Congrats on your growing babies and good luck with your hatch. [​IMG]
     

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