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Candling Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenCary, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. ChickenCary

    ChickenCary Out Of The Brooder

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    I see in a lotof the pictures on here, there are veins running through the egg. I have candled mine and there are dark shadows for most of the egg, but no veins. We are going on day 5 now. Is this normal? They are brown eggs from Buff Orpingtons.
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled mine on day 5 the other day and some of the eggs were causing me troubles too. I would wait until say day 10 and try again. By then you will know which are fertile and which aren't.
     
  3. blzzrdqueen

    blzzrdqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown eggs are also harder to see into, so there may be some veining, you just can't see it yet. I see dark shadows in mine as well, and I believe that is a good sign. If you have completely clear eggs, that means they are not fertile.

    I hope I am right on this, if not, someone please correct me.
     
  4. ChickenCary

    ChickenCary Out Of The Brooder

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    brahmabreeder and blzzrdqueen Thank you! I am a little anxious. This is my first time incubating eggs. Actually this is the first time I have done anything with chickens. I am very EGGcited though. 21 days can't come soon enough. I will candle them at 10 days, and probably every day in between lol. It does make sense about not seeing the veins because of the darker colored shell. Good luck with your eggs! It is very nice to be able to talk to people on here :)
     
  5. blzzrdqueen

    blzzrdqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's my first time too and I knew nothing until coming to this eggcelent site!
     
  6. ChickenCary

    ChickenCary Out Of The Brooder

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    This site is very good. Still learning how to get around it though
     

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