Candling 5th Day - are these viable eggs? - pic heavy

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by squeakyballs, May 25, 2010.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled eggs for the first time. They were put under the broody hens on Thursday night... so they are about 5 days old. I can see capillaries in a few of the eggs, but these ones just have... I dunno, dark areas, where over half the egg is completely opaque. Plus, some have spots. I am worried! The spot ones look like the one from here, https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-candling.html that have bacterial contamination.

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    These 2 I'm not worried about:

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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Too early! Leave those broodies alone. They are going to eat your fingers. Come back in a week!
     
  3. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were both giving me the stink eye LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Or as my friends little girl calls it.... "the skank eye!" heehee
     
  5. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

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  6. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skank eye! [​IMG]

    The next time a girl checks out my husband I'm going to use that! [​IMG]
     
  7. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw some beautiful veins in the Exche... Leghorn egg.....I'd say the last one (at this point) is fertile!
     
  8. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorn is good.I dont candle any chicken eggs before at least day 10-12 and duck 18-20.When I had my Sportsman Inc. basicly none got candled until hatch time.But I had a very high ferility rate on my eggs too so....Im getting ready to shut my 2 rinky LG"s here down next week have 4 egg's left in inc.And didn't get last 3 or 4 egg's hathced from my bantam columbian's I threw 6 egg's away today not bthering to incubate any more right now [​IMG]. Hope you get a couple or all of your egg's hatched.A couple look afully porus so...
     
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  9. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    We candle white eggs at a week. Browns, greens, blues, and turkey eggs not until the tenth day. Too hard to be sure one way or the other sooner than that.

    With a good candler and white eggs you can candle as early as four days and see something, but at a week you can be certain.
     

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