What am I seeing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Robbo, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Robbo

    Robbo Songster

    328
    27
    121
    Mar 20, 2013
    Idaho
    Day 6 and I candled. 4 Eggs have beautiful veining. 2 eggs have this oval, elongated dark mass. and 1 egg has the black dot, like an eye.

    In the 2 oval elongated type, am I seeing a chick? They are brown eggs, I couldn't make out any veining. But that mass was moving.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    20,590
    12,316
    932
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    From how you have described it I would say yes they are embryos in the two eggs. Especially if you have seen movement. Dark eggs you can't sometimes see the veins as at day 6 they are still quite small and just getting established. I would leave the eggs in and when you candle again hopefully the veins will have got stronger and larger and you will be able to see them. Also you should see the embryo developing in size and the air cell growing.

    Wishing you the best of luck with these eggs :fl
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: