Candeling and hatching diary.

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  1. sasimpson77

    sasimpson77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I decided I wanted to do an egg candling diary starting at 24hrs, These eggs were placed in the incubator on 02-09-14 I have 44 eggs in the incubator but want to try to follow the same eggs. I decided to do 7 eggs I numbered some of them and then for fun my daughter and I drew faces on the others. I will try to candle them every day at about the same time and make notes as to what I observe and post pictures. Please feel free to post your comments or observations.

    DAY 1 temp was 102 when I left for work but when I got home from work it was reading 106 so I immediately turned it down hopefully it does not affect the hatch. I have several colors of eggs I will note what color they are and what breed I believe they may be. My humidity is currently at 30%.

    Note: Edited to show pics of eggs natural colors and also to number eggs fro easier identification.
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    [​IMG]Egg # 1 is a blue Araucana egg the hens were white and the rooster was black This egg came from a local BYC friend.


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    [​IMG]Egg #2 is a Barnyard mix egg from a farmer who supplies eggs for all the local schools.

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    [​IMG]This egg is a cream colored egg it is a Barn Yard mix egg from a farmer who supplies eggs for all the local schools.

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    [​IMG]This is light brown egg from the same source as above.

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    [​IMG]This is a dark brown maran egg the rooster was the black Araucana

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    [​IMG]This egg is out of our brown banty Americana hen we have had good fertility from these eggs.

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    [​IMG] This is another Barn Yard mix egg that came from the same source as the other Barn Yard Mixes.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  2. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea
     
  3. sasimpson77

    sasimpson77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    48hours into incubation. I have two pictures of most of the eggs so that I could show the yolks as well. Temperature when I left this morning was 102 humidity was 31% it was the same when I got home Woohoo.

    Egg 1 Not much change
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    Egg #3 We could see a small red spot floating around in this egg believe it may be some cells starting to grow.
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    Egg #4
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    Egg #5 This egg has an air cell that is developing pretty far off from where it should be. I tried to show it in the pic.
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    Egg #6 In the second picture of this egg you can already see a spot where the chick has began growing.
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    Egg #7
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    Not much to see but will be interesting in the end when we can put them all together I am sure some will stay clear, some will be early quitters and if I am lucky some will hatch out nice fuzzy Butts.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I also have a candling and hatching diary- with a really clear egg all the way to day 18[​IMG]
     
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  5. sasimpson77

    sasimpson77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats cool is it on here?
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    yea go to forums, I will write you a hello it will bring it to the top!!! it is called candling eggs.
     
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  7. sasimpson77

    sasimpson77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    72 hours or day 3

    Egg #1 Nothing yet
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    Egg #2 Can't see into this egg as well anymore hmm could be a good sign but seems kind of early for that.
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    Egg #5 I like my Banty EE eggs there development is so easy to see but this egg has me worried the veining does not look right.
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    Can you see the red lines there is something going on in this egg.
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    Egg #7 nothing to see yet.

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  8. sasimpson77

    sasimpson77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 4 can see some defimite development in some eggs
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    Egg#3 Note the dark eyeball already in the second picture

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    Egg #6 Definite vein development
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    Egg #7 See the Air cell developing
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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2014
  9. sasimpson77

    sasimpson77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day Five Tragedy struck we Dropped egg #2 it has a bad dent but is not leaking so I moved to a different incubator going to see how it goes very sad that it was a green egg. I am debating wether or not to replace it or just continue with 6 I will make a decision later. So moving on to the other eggs.

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    Egg #2 (damaged in air cell area)

    Egg #3 (strange dark red spot still present no signs of veining


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    Egg #4 hard to see in pics but there is some veining

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    Egg #5

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    Egg #6 Amazing how well you can see into the blue eggs look at the growth

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    Egg #7 Once again you can see veining

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  10. sasimpson77

    sasimpson77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day Six Temp is at 99 humidity dropped to 16% added water and increased the temp. Quite a few are looking promising even saw a swimmer today Kimd of concerned about the odd air cell in one of the eggs these were not shipped eggs so a bit confused. I am surprised I am not getting much in the way of responses or comments on this Diary I am looking forward to making a collage of all the photos at the end.
    Egg # 1 This egg shows no signs of any development Pretty sure it is going to stay clear.
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    I replaced Egg # 2 with this egg it is the same age but it appears to be clear right now.

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    Egg #3 Veining is starting to appear

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    Egg #4 I could see an eye in this egg

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    Egg #5 This is the egg with the odd air cell so far I am not seeing any signs of development.

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    Egg #6 All I can say is wow what an over acheiver lol no doubt it is growing.
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    Egg #7 Hard to see in the photos but it is growing.

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