Are they ready for lockdown? Stolen broody eggs! Lots of pics.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dolly85, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed my BO hen was sitting on a bunch of eggs that were in different stages of development. I decided to take the ones farthest along so she wouldn't abandon the nest before the others hatched, I just cannot have my unborn babies hurt! LOL So anyways, when these hatch I plan to put the chicks under the broody and take the rest of the eggs to finish in the incubator.

    So take a look at these pictures because I think at least one of these eggs is ready for lockdown! This is my first broody egg.... There is practically no room left inside but the aircell seems smaller then it should be. What do you think? How far along is it???

    BROODY EGG 1

    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0585.jpg

    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0586.jpg

    AIR CELL
    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0587.jpg


    BROODY EGG 2
    I'm thinking its a day or two behind the other? Should this one go into lock down too?

    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0593.jpg

    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0591.jpg

    AIR CELL
    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0590.jpg


    For comparison. This is a brahma egg that is due in exactly ONE WEEK!!!! I'm way excited lol. There are 2 dozen of these I bought from a farmer and they are doing great. This one has the lightest shell color and is soooooo active and fun to watch!

    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0597.jpg

    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0598.jpg

    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0599.jpg

    AIR CELL
    http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r308/85dolly/IMG_0600.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    *sigh* I can't really SEE an air cell in the first two pics, at least not much of one at all. Which I find really unusual.
     
  3. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, well, that's because I had to put the light near the small end of the egg to get any picture of veins! The chick takes up nearly the whole egg, the only small space left to candle is at the opposite end of the air cell lol!!!! The third picture is the only one of the air cell, and you can see that it is just filled with chicken!

    How far along do you think the second egg is? I've been searching for eggs being candeled near the end of their incubation period to compare to but I'm coming up with nothing! The only one I'm sure of is that the third set of pictures is a brahma egg due on the 8th.

    Thanks for looking, any help appreciated! I've been crazy and candeling these eggs every 6 hours or so to make sure they are still doing well and haven't pipped.
     

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