What is happening to my eggs?

Majak5

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I had 6 bantam eggs but 2 where infertile so I have 4 left, on day 3 I decided to candle and found the 2 infertile ones and took pictures of my others, I could see the heart ring in 3 of them and in the other I saw some veins already so I figured it was growing quicker. 2 days later (today) I candle to see if they where ok and I’m a bit concerned, I’ve noticed that the 3 that where not growing as fast are stuck to one side of the egg no matter how and when I turn the eggs (late day 3 I had a humidity drop but it was only down for an hour before I found it and fixed it) the last one is fine and growing really well I can even see it’s eye, I’m just worried about the other 3.

First 3 pics are day 3, the last 3 are day 5
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Deryk

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I have never hatched bantam eggs so I don't know how much they differ from regular chicken eggs so my comments are based off experience with standard chicken eggs.

The humidity drop for an hour is really nothing to worry about. It can fluctuate the first few weeks so long as the air cell development is on track.

Day 3 candling seems rather early for me to be discarding eggs for infertility. Even when I candle standard eggs on day 7 some don't look fertile but then on day 10 development can be seen. Granted I am no expert at shining a light into an egg, but I would err on the side of caution and not chuck out a possibly viable egg.

As far as the sticking to one side, are you turning them? How often are you turning them? Are they local or have they been shipped?
 

iluvsedward

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Jan 19, 2010
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I have noticed around this time the embryos appear to stick to the sides but its only because they turn very slowly. So you might not see them turn when you candle them and turn, but when left in the bator after you turn them they slowly rotate. This is normal. I see definite babies in some of those eggs and others are iffy but not enough to be tossed. if you suspect an embryo has quit, give it three or four days before tossing it. I have seen many eggs i thought were dead surprise me.
 

Majak5

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Feb 20, 2018
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They are local and I am turning them 3 times a day, they all went in at the same time so why is one growing normal with the veins and the other just look like it’s just the yolk
 

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