trying to tell if its fertil or not pics added post 17

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hdowden, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    ok so today is day 4 i candled yesterday and there is a darker spot like its developing but if i turn the egg that spot moves around as i turn it. is that norm? i do not know if this was a fertil egg or not it is just a tester for the bator but i would like to know if i might be getting a chick out of the egg though
     
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  2. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to hatching chicken eggs! But the ones I have candled so far do do that. There is the dark embyo spot and it will float and move as it rotates.
     
  3. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. misslady

    misslady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, leave it until day 10 if your not sure. You can really see a lot of movement around days 7-10, after that, they start to get BIG and then it's harder to see movement again. [​IMG]
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Egg at day 10. Click on image.

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  6. CluckCluck2

    CluckCluck2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a post anywhere with pictures of infertile or bad eggs that were candled?
     
  7. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it looks like a little spider than yes it is fertile
     
  8. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Best trying to wait and candle around day 10 or later if you can stand the wait. It's hard I know. But what you are describing is totally normal for development this early on. At day 10 or even later you will see much more and identifying eggs to remove will be much easier. Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    cant really see vains the egg shell is to dark for the led flashlight im using but its strong enough to see through the shell and see the outline of whats in the egg.
     

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