What's up with this dark spot???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cochinfan05, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I candled my Silkie eggs last night and noticed one with a dark "chunk" in it. We're on day 7. At first I assumed it was a dead embryo, but upon further inspection I can see the embryo moving at another part of the egg? What is it? Could it harm the egg or the other ones in the incubator. I wasn't to worried until my daughter mentioned that when their class incubated eggs all the eggs started getting dark spots and all the chicks died in the eggs! The teacher told them it was some kind of bacteria?
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    Sorry for the crappy pic. It's incredibly hard to candle an egg and try to snap a pic too!
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's that big if its moving, it's the eye/embryo, if not moving it's sadly dead honey..
     
  3. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely not the embryo. I can see the embryo moving towards the middle of the egg. This is towards the air cell.
     
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  4. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just an update: candles again today out of curiosity. Dark spot is still very large, and embryo is still swirling in another section of egg.
     
  5. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I probably wouldn't worry about it, I mean the embryo is still alive :)
     

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