candling: can you tell the age of the embryo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Silattahoe, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Silattahoe

    Silattahoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a broody hen that has been broody for about 1 week. Today I took her out of the nest (as she never seems to leave on her own) and found 6 eggs. I candled and found that 4 were infertile and 2 fertile. I would like to know how far along these eggs are as I am considering adding some eggs from my other hens. I have only incubated once and can't quite remember what the eggs looked like at certain days of age. What I saw today were some faint blood vessels and a black spot that I assume is the eye. Any guess how old these embryos are?
     
  2. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to say without pics but I would say from what u just descibed they r between 5 and 7 days old.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  4. Silattahoe

    Silattahoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool - thank you.
     

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