candling- what have I got??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nccatnip, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 eggs under my banty hen. I candled today at 10 days and this is what I see: air spaces in the large end of the egg and spider web type veins around the edges (Candling with a flashlight- not the best set up). One had a blob that floated around when I turned it.
    Does anyone think any of these are viable?
    I swore I wasn't going to look, now I cannot help myself.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    YES! Sounds like you have growing babies!
     
  3. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are kidding!!!!!!!!!!!! Really??????? Amazing, I found the eggs in a nest that my other banty hen had hidden in the woods. I figured since it had been cool and the broody one wanted babies to give it a shot. I cannot believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks, Specklehen, you made my day. Now lets keep our fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a nice surprise, Catnip!!!!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yay! The veins are a good sign! The floter... keep an eye on that one. A flash light can make a great candler... just got to get a very nice high powered one and upgrade it. [​IMG]
     

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