Candling Eggs 2
Here are the eggs I'm candling:

5/6/05
I've had the eggs since 5/4/05. We're not sure how old they were when they arrived, but we were told that they wouldn't really start developing until a hen was sitting on them which was two days ago.

Here is how I'm candling the eggs: I take my super high powered LED flashlight and cup my hand to make a tunnel for the light to pass through. I put the flashlight against one side and the egg against the other. It is quick and easy. Below is Alana showing me where the egg is suppose to be:

I've never done this before so I wanted to candle a store bought egg to use as my egg candling benchmark.
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Store Bought Egg

One of my fertilized eggs (a few days old)
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Here Is my Egg Log. Remember, I'm not exactly sure how old these eggs are, so I'm going to say that Thursday, 5/4 is Day 1 (the first day she was on the eggs all day).
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DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3
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My camera started to have a very hard time focusing on the eggs after day 3 so all the pictures came out too fuzzy to post. If / when we ever do this again I'll be sure to use a better camera and take some better pictures

5/8/05
Today is Mother's Day! What a great day to candle eggs and see if my hen is going to be a mother. I candled all of the 7 eggs. The three big eggs seem to all have well formed webs of veins. The 4 smaller eggs didn't seem as developed, but all of them had what looked like developing chicks. We actually saw a tiny little beating heart in one of the large eggs. I tried to take a video, but it didn't really come out very well. I've been reading that some people don't like to handle the eggs too much, so I'm not sure if I'll continue to candle every day. Curiosity may get the best of me though.

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