CANDLING question!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WooingWyandotte, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    What do blanks look like? Unfertilized ones? My bantam is sitting on ten eggs for almost twenty one days. I candled six of them and I can see the yoke, but not even a blood spot! She had a banty roo in with her under a month ago....? He was very active...I exchanged some of her 'blanks' for little Buff Orpington/Brahma eggs.
     
  2. Hi! Do you have an unincubated egg available to candle and compare? That is pretty much what it would look like.
    Good luck!
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    Lisa
     
  3. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    I just compared, and yes....she was sitting on blanks. Well, atleast she has two other eggs to sit on! Fertile ones, whew!
     
  4. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend just came over and candled the 10 eggs under my Cochin.
    My 6 standard eggs I asked for on Craigslist are on day 9 and show
    "blood vessels"......awesome!
    The 4 Bantam my friend gave me showed nothing in 2 and unclear on the other 2-
    he tossed 2 and put the 2 maybe back.

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    Lynne
    "Getting excited!!!!!!"
     

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