when should I see movement?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by russ_t, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. russ_t

    russ_t Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2009
    Taylor, Texas
    Candled my eggs today. I don't see any movement, of the dark spots unless I move the egg. These eggs are 12 days in the incubator, but I had a power loss at day 9.

    I didn't see any movement before the power loss either though. I looked at the candling examples at they show much more movement.

    What is "normal"?

  2. blessedmomto7

    blessedmomto7 New Egg

    Apr 9, 2009
    We saw wiggling inside while candling at about 7 or 8 days. BUT.. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M doing [​IMG]
  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I saw wiggling at day 7. As the chick fills the egg, it's harder to see wiggles. It's day 11 for me and I managed to see wiggles by holding the egg very still. You should see the dark edges about halfway down making slight waves. Of course the darker the egg....
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    No harm in giving them some more time. Sometimes the little embryos have little movement. I've had some that I thought were goners hatch. [​IMG]

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