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This is our second hatch! Finally invested in a Brinsea candler. Also using the Brinsea Mini Advance. Would love input from this community as to how my eggs are doing, as I'm still not sure about this candling thing. Thanks in advance!
 

Egg 1. I'm guessing infertile?

 

Egg 2. Is that black spot the eye spot?

 

Also wanted to ask why all the eggs look like the yolk is on one side of the egg and the other side looks empty? They are being turned regularly.

 

Egg 3: Are these veins?

 

Egg 4: Really hard to see with this one, but I think I see a dark spot.

 

Egg 5: Clear as a lightbulb AND it was seeping yolk. So I carefully double bagged it and threw it in the trash.

 

Egg 6: Looks like an eye spot and some veins.

 

Egg 7: Can't really see anything. Any input?

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curious to see your replies, first timer too with the bator! 👍
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This is our second hatch! Finally invested in a Brinsea candler. Also using the Brinsea Mini Advance. Would love input from this community as to how my eggs are doing, as I'm still not sure about this candling thing. Thanks in advance!
 

Egg 1. I'm guessing infertile?

 

Egg 2. Is that black spot the eye spot?

 

Also wanted to ask why all the eggs look like the yolk is on one side of the egg and the other side looks empty? They are being turned regularly.

 

Egg 3: Are these veins?

 

Egg 4: Really hard to see with this one, but I think I see a dark spot.

 

Egg 5: Clear as a lightbulb AND it was seeping yolk. So I carefully double bagged it and threw it in the trash.

 

Egg 6: Looks like an eye spot and some veins.

 

Egg 7: Can't really see anything. Any input?

It's really hard to tell from the pictures. There's only one that I cans see veining in from the pictures, and that's egg #3. #1 looks clear, #2has development, but I can't see veining, #3 I can see veining, 4 and 6 I can see the dark spot/development, but again, in the pics I can't make out veining. Good job on getting rid of #5 and #7 I can't make out anything.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Thanks! I did read through that section and looked at all the pics. But it seemed so clear in those pics and not at all clear in my eggs!
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Darker shells make it more difficult to make anything out. You might just have to wait awhile and candle again once they have developed further. Don't give up on them until day 10 at the very earliest. You could try lying the eggs on their sides as I found I had a much better view (I was just using a torch). There's a website raising-happy-chickens.com which has been my bible for egg candling. She has candled an egg on each day of it's development until it went into lockdown. In the menu go to Hatching and listed there is Day 1. At the bottom of each page is a button for the next day. Hope that helps.

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Thanks! I did read through that section and looked at all the pics. But it seemed so clear in those pics and not at all clear in my eggs!

Color does make a big difference, the link I gave you was with bantam eggs and so clear. Also, I noticed with your eggs, they are more porous, and that can make it a little harder, especially in pics to see clearly.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Color does make a big difference, the link I gave you was with bantam eggs and so clear. Also, I noticed with your eggs, they are more porous, and that can make it a little harder, especially in pics to see clearly.

is porous good or bad? I looked on the archives and it seems that being porous is seen to be "bad" but most of the time they still hatch.
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is porous good or bad? I looked on the archives and it seems that being porous is seen to be "bad" but most of the time they still hatch.

A lot of people won't set real porous eggs, I've never had any problems hatching the odd one here or there that I have had.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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