Candling eggs.. My first time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ponygirly306, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am currently having a broody hen sit on a egg for me for 5 days to see if i have a rooster or a hen in my coop (that's the 'it').


    I thought that if I left a egg under my wyandotte (broody one) for a week it would start to develope enough for me to see if the eggs I were collecting were fertilized.

    To put a long story short I want chicks and I am trying to convince my mum to let me, and finding out if i have a rooster is one of the mandatory fundamentals [​IMG]

    I am hoping to have a rooster, because that would send me a step in the right direction!!! [​IMG]

    So basically I am calling on the BYC members that have candled fertilized eggs before, and possibly may have pictures of the eggs from the days up to day 5-6.

    Thankyou!!! Mucho appreciated!!!

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  2. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help. Any one
     
  3. TheTeenyTinyFarm

    TheTeenyTinyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    I just candled for my first time too and what I saw is posted on my website:

    Go to:

    www.theteenytinyfarm.com

    when you get to the site...visit the "adopt a silkie" page and scroll down...I posted the picture I took of the egg candled at 8 days.

    I hope this helps![​IMG]
     
  4. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou!!

    Edit: by the way, that is amazing!! i can even see its little eye!
     
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  5. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone else?
     
  6. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 Out Of The Brooder

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    can anyone else post some pics? please?

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  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm not sure if I understand...you don't know if you have a rooster? [​IMG] Maybe you could just post a pic of your birds and we could tell you if you have a roo?

    Jody
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm.... you should see veins.

    I agree with Jody. Post the 'it' and we could all ID it.
     
  9. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have posted a thread in the what breed or gender am i section, you'll find it all in there
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, just saw it. "It" is a hen. [​IMG]

    Jody
     

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