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Egg Candling Pictures-Day 1 through Day 18. (update:LOST my hen pg.4)

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I received 12 Silver Spangled Hamburg Eggs in the mail  and thought I'd do a candling photo essay. Here is a progression of the candling photos I took of some of the eggs counting the day set as day #1 (21 days until hatch), and day #18 (3 days to go until hatch). I'm not even a good amateur photographer but I did the best I could with the help of a photo editing program to get a look at what was going on inside.

The eggs. 7 eggs went in the bator, 5 went under my broody Silkie, Freida.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-3-10_silver_spangled_hamburgs.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-3-10_silver_spangled_hamburgs_6.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-3-10_silver_spangled_hamburgs_4.jpg

DAY 3, All 7 developing on track!
egg #3:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-6-10_ssh_day3_2.jpg
egg#11
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-6-10_ssh_day3_8.jpg

Day 4
egg#4
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-9-10_ssh_day4_2.jpg
egg #10
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-9-10_ssh_day4_9.jpg
egg #11:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-9-10_ssh_day4_10.jpg
egg #12:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-9-10_ssh_day4_13.jpg

Day 6:
egg #4:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-9-10_ssh_day6_6.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-9-10_ssh_day6_7.jpg
egg #11:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-9-10_ssh_day6_33.jpg

Day 18:
egg #4:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-20-10_candling_day_4to_go_15a.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-20-10_candling_day_4to_go_14a.jpg

Stay tuned for the hatch report!


Edited by ADozenGirlz - 10/25/10 at 7:54am
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VERY GOOD! clap I can't wait to candle my Ameraucana eggs from Pips and Peeps! Your pictures have me all excited and this is my 5th hatch of the year! ya Tomorrow will be day 6 for mine. Thanks for posting the pictures!! GOOD LUCK with your hatch! I'll be watching for the results!! jumpy

Wheaten/Blue Wheaten LF Ameraucanas, Golden Cuckoo Marans, Bantam buff laced Polish, Belgian d'Anvers, Porcelain and lavender Silkies. 
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Wheaten/Blue Wheaten LF Ameraucanas, Golden Cuckoo Marans, Bantam buff laced Polish, Belgian d'Anvers, Porcelain and lavender Silkies. 
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Wow! Fantastic photo. That is great, what torch do you use? I have just ordered one and can't wait to candle my eggs. The torch I am using at the moment is just not bright enough to see any real detail.

I can't wait to see them hatch.

Thanks again for the pics celebrate

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Originally Posted by chickee 

VERY GOOD! clap I can't wait to candle my Ameraucana eggs from Pips and Peeps! Your pictures have me all excited and this is my 5th hatch of the year! ya Tomorrow will be day 6 for mine. Thanks for posting the pictures!! GOOD LUCK with your hatch! I'll be watching for the results!! jumpy


Thanks! These were the first white eggs I've ever had and they were SOOOO much easier to candle than the blue, green or brown eggs!

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Originally Posted by crazy chook 

Wow! Fantastic photo. That is great, what torch do you use? I have just ordered one and can't wait to candle my eggs. The torch I am using at the moment is just not bright enough to see any real detail.

I can't wait to see them hatch.

Thanks again for the pics celebrate


Thanks! I use an LED flashlight from The Home Depot, bought it for $4.00. I just hold it under a cupped hand with the egg on top of my hand. Works great!

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We're officially in LOCKDOWN!ya

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Originally Posted by ADozenGirlz 

We're officially in LOCKDOWN!ya


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Wheaten/Blue Wheaten LF Ameraucanas, Golden Cuckoo Marans, Bantam buff laced Polish, Belgian d'Anvers, Porcelain and lavender Silkies. 
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Good luck with your hatch!  jumpy

Breeds: Lavender, Buff, Black and White Orpington & Tufted Rumpless Araucana (lavender, white and nonstandard colors)

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Breeds: Lavender, Buff, Black and White Orpington & Tufted Rumpless Araucana (lavender, white and nonstandard colors)

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Originally Posted by ADozenGirlz 

We're officially in LOCKDOWN!ya


I am watching your post also smile can't wait to see some fuzzy butts smile congrats

*~Stormy Farms~* Proud Momma of 3 Pekin Duck , 1 Goose, 2 BO, 1 CM, 2 Brahma's, 20 BR's, 3 RIR, 1 Australorp, 1 NHR, 1 Silkies, 6 mutt chickens, 1 D anver cross, 10 RS.

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*~Stormy Farms~* Proud Momma of 3 Pekin Duck , 1 Goose, 2 BO, 1 CM, 2 Brahma's, 20 BR's, 3 RIR, 1 Australorp, 1 NHR, 1 Silkies, 6 mutt chickens, 1 D anver cross, 10 RS.

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Thanks for the well wishes. I think I'm as nervous as a father in the waiting room on the maternity ward! This is so nutty!
I asked my husband to make Freida a little security gate at her nest box so the other hens stop laying their eggs in there while we're in lockdown.

Here's how it came out and there's Freida, gettin' down to business!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-21-10_broody_housing.jpg

I decided since I'm keeping the broody babies (versus hatching the bator eggs for my neighbor) that I would transfer Freida to a little area under the droppings board as soon as her babies hatch. Here's what my husband put together for me to keep the other girls out. I put pine shavings and hay inside the kitty carrier, which is where I'll put the chicks and mama when they're ready.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/43104_7-21-10_broody_housing_3.jpg

Have I forgotten anything?

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