candeling???how old is my chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tashtash, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candle this egg tonight. not sure when layed[​IMG] but put in my incubator on the 4th Jan. can anyone tell me as its my first time does this look ok. and how old is the chick inside. am i on the right track.
     
  2. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its hard to see but i hoping someone will see something great for me.
     
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very hard for me to see but I am guessing 8 to 9 days. do you see veins?
     
  4. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah they all bar a couple have veins in them some have a black spot like size of pin head some have mass of veins and big blob some have a deep dark circle with a little spot in side. ????????
     
  5. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was not incubated by a hen before you put it in the incubator then it's 4 days old because you put it into the incubator on the 4th January and today is the 8th! By now you should see a small heart pumping with veins around it if you have a light strong enough to shine through the shell!
     
  6. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of eggs I can't see anything but all I mentioned above have that description plus veins
     
  7. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have a small key ring torch its not that strong.
     
  8. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them of a man who has chickens and sells fertile eggs. I don't think his hens sat on them first.
     
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  9. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok then that means that your egg/chick is 4 days old! And if you see nice red veins then it's a great sign! When you candle find the air bubble which is on the larger side of the egg! Usually that lights the egg up better so you can see more! Sounds like your off to a good start!

    Good luck
     
  10. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I hope so. One of my friends came over today. She looked at my hens outside and gave me a pat on the back. She who used to live on a farm and has had animals and chickens said my hens look great really healthy very lovable. I played and handled them as chicks. I got them at 4 weeks old there now 6 months old.There very friendly. She said for my first lot of chooks I'm doing a great job. I just hope my first lot of eggs in the incubator goes just as well.
     

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