When you candle an egg, is there stuff on just one side of the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beckychick, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. beckychick

    beckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nine eggs and everyone I tried to look at so far appears to have a shading appearance or a darker appearance on just one side of the egg. Eggs have been in for eight days.
     
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Mine are at the exact same point as you (also my first time incubating) and they're exactly as you described.
     
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
  4. beckychick

    beckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no! not looking too good here. A lot of the eggs have the pores.
     
  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I just candled some and I could see right thru both ends of the egg...and they are on about day 16-17. I also couldn't see any movement. Had DH open it up to see what is going on...and there was a live chick...I am so distraught...I saw it take its last breath. [​IMG] I figured since they were so far along, that it would have been full.. I have never seen this before...I will NEVER do that again.
     
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  6. beckychick

    beckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh geez....are you still incubating the other eggs?
     
  7. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Quote:I'm so sorry [​IMG] Everyone makes mistakes. Now you will know not to do that next time.
     
  8. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Yes...I wish I never opened that one...I had 3 eggs that looked like that and the rest of the dozen that I got all together were full except for the egg cell.
     
  9. beckychick

    beckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at that site, I still don't know if it's good or bad. How long until it explodes? I see the dot in the middle of the egg and some dark shading....I want to keep it but don't want it to explode.
     
  10. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Are you in a completly dark room when you candle? I can see the embryos moving in mine. You can try tilting the egg a bit too so the 'dot' is against the side of the egg. It may make it easier to see movement.
     

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