Candling help, now with more pics day 8!

Nekopan

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Hi all, first time hatcher here. Today is day 7 since setting my eggs in the incubator, so I tried my hand at candling! Trouble is, I have no idea what I’m looking at. In one I clearly saw veins and a moving embryo! But in others, I can’t see anything - one or two might be infertile, some may be quitters? I need your expert help!

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Edit: I have 12 eggs set, this is only a couple of them.
 

tacothechicken

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Just remember in a few days the blood vessels and fetus will have grown so they should darken the egg considerably and make the aircell more obvious in turn, they'll look pretty uninteresting candling wise cause they re all dark, but that's how you know they're still kicking! One of my darker eggs on day 13 looks pitch black inside except the aircell, but that's a good thing!
 

Nekopan

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Feb 23, 2019
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Okay, I know I should have just left them for a couple more days but tonight I took more pics so I could document each one.

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Egg 1. Veins visible at the bottom.

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Egg 2. This one has two dark spots?


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Egg 3 looks good I think?

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Egg 4 is a bad pic but I saw movement in it yesterday and today.


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Egg 5.

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Egg 6.

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Egg 7. This one has a better pic in my first post, pretty sure it’s a goner.

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Egg 8. Dark.

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Egg 9. Also dark/bad pic.

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Egg 10. Think I saw movement in this one as well.

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Egg 11. Dark.

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Egg 12. This one looks like it never developed.
 

tacothechicken

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Egg 7 looks lika goner, I'd leave the others, the dark ones are most likely due to the chicks positioning above the light so they blot out and look like black blobs, sometimes I candle from the top of the egg to get a good look about, plus chicks in a clutch can be staggered hatching over a couple days, so don't be alarmed they arent all identical when candling my standard eggs are just black blobs at this point, but in my bantam eggs, you can clearly make out the chicks eyes and body and all blood vessels.
 

Nekopan

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Feb 23, 2019
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Day 10! Think they’re looking pretty good:wee

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Egg 1

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Egg 2

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Egg 3

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Egg 4

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Egg 5

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Egg 6

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Egg 7. Goner.

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Egg 8

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Egg 9

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Egg 10

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Egg 11. So dark! But I think I saw veins at the very bottom.

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Egg 12. Still not sure about this guy. Looks different than before but still no development that I can tell.

Now I will leave them alone until day 14 :)
 

Nekopan

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Feb 23, 2019
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I had a scary high temp day and then a day of really inconsistent temps (probes giving crazy different readings) but I think we’re on track! Egg 7 and 12 have been discarded, I cracked them open and saw really teeny dead embryos. So here are some more crappy candling pics, day 14!

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Egg 1

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Egg 2. Think this one is a dud but leaving it in for now.

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Egg 3

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Egg 4

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Egg 5

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Egg 6 looks suspect as well.

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Egg 8

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Egg 9

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Egg 10 looked really blood ring-y to me! But there’s movement inside when I candle - I stared a long time to make sure it wasn’t just me shaking it up.

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Egg 11

I have faith that at least a couple of these will hatch!
 

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