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What should I think of some eggs I candled?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChiefZero, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. ChiefZero

    ChiefZero Out Of The Brooder

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    OK I candled my 3 batam eggs and 1 had veins and a clear embryo developing, the other 2 do not have any clear viens but DO have a large black mass in center. I raised duck eggs before and all reach the very end and did not make it [​IMG] (bad incubator...I made) so I SOMEWHAT know what I am looking for. Since it is only day 6 what do you think, dead, alive, or undefined?

    thanks
    ChiefZero
     
  2. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What til 10 days, or if you can stand it, 14. Sometimes it's really hard to tell with eggs that early on and on the 14th day you are going to see if things have progressed or not. Good luck.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes I can vouch for that , I candled on day 5 and day 7 and saw nothing but a few viens in a couple of my eggs though the rest were obvious with viens and embryos and even some movement . I was shure they were bad but I waited per the advice here and when I candled on day 10 saw movement in both of them.
     
  4. ChiefZero

    ChiefZero Out Of The Brooder

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    ok sounds good...I'll try to wait till 14 days, emphasis on the try! [​IMG]

    thanks
    ChiefZero
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    lol I know , I would candle every day all my eggs if I wasnt worried it might hurt them so I wait about 2 to 3 days lol I know I should wait longer but it is SOOOOOOOOOO awsome.
     

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