They move???

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

  1. trulefty

    trulefty In the Brooder

    Dec 12, 2009
    Magnolia, Ms
    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 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    That was a chick! Congrats!!
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Pretty cool isn't it?! Congrats!!! That is the babies moving!!
  4. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    Yep they do move. Just like human babies in the womb.
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    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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