Will this egg hatch or no?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EmmaKnight, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. EmmaKnight

    EmmaKnight Out Of The Brooder

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    It was Day 18 and I realized it was my last day of candling before lockdown. Today, it is currently Day 20 (the photo below was taken 2 days ago). Here is a picture of the candled egg:[​IMG]
    Does this egg look like it will hatch? It is pretty dark and has a large airsack. What do you guys think?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    It doesn't look right to me. Usually it should be much darker than that, and the air sack bigger as well. It could be the way you're candling it though. There's no harm in waiting 3 days or so and then doing a float test if nothing happens, as long as the egg didn't smell.
     
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  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    By your technique I meant because you are candling through the side rather than through the air cell. Since you are using a flashlight that is an even bigger sign that something is off, to me. I use a much brighter light and the egg will be dark where the chick is. Yours appears to have some light coming through, which makes me think there is a lot of fluid and very little chick in there.
     
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