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Candling pictures from our first attempt at hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thegrovestead, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. thegrovestead

    thegrovestead Out Of The Brooder

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    We are on Day 16 of our very first attempt to hatch eggs (using a homebrew egg incubator I posted about here). I built this little contraption to hold the eggs so I could take pictures of the candling process:

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    We have brown eggs with thick shells so I had to buy an extremely strong flashlight to see them. These pictures were all taken on Day 14. Sorry about the watermark, I co-posted these on our homesteading blog.

    Unfertilized egg #1:
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    Unfertilized egg #2:
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    Unfertilized Egg #3:
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    Growing (and healthy, i assume?) #1:
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    Same egg, turned over:
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    Growing #2:
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    Rory
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks for sharing those wonderful pics.
     

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