Candling issues

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozzy chooks, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. ozzy chooks

    ozzy chooks Songster

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    Hello, Iridescence, my broody is currently sitting on eggs: today is day 18! - some pics in this thread
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/getting-ready-for-chicks.1226334/#post-19662374

    I tried to candle the eggs in the past three days and I cannot see much. Eggs are blue (araucana breed).
    I think the method I use is correct because when trying with one of my eggs I can see through (the egg was white and unfertilised) pic 1.
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    Out of 7 eggs, I can see clearly through one which is not fertilised I think. That egg is less blue, kind of off-white.
    For five of them I see nothing apart from the air cell: the rest is all too dark.
    For one I think I could see some veins close to the air cell (pic2).
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    Could anyone help and confirm (or otherwise) that pic2 is a fertilised egg, please?
    And what does the fact I can't see through the other 5 eggs mean? that they are most likely fertilised or not fertilised? Or I am useless at candling eggs? :rolleyes:

    BTW when yesterday Iridescence got out to quickly eat, she literally flew around for few seconds like stretching so much, so funny:)

    Thank you!
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    The full eggs mean that the chicks have grown so much that they're blocking almost all of the light. Your hatch really should not be long now--if you want to see interesting moving things, candle around days 10-16
     
  3. ozzy chooks

    ozzy chooks Songster

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    Wow that's is great news!
    Thank you!:wee
     
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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Good luck!
     

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