*CHICKS are HERE!!!* Egg Candling Pics: Progression Though Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiechicken, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Songster

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    great post and pictures! I have some eggs on day 7 tomorrow..I candled them tonight and 7 are questionable. Im going to wait like you suggest. [​IMG]
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  2. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Awesome pics!!!
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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD


    This is so exciting!

    I almost didn't have a chance to have any chicks this year because I'm living in a concrete box 300 miles away from home! But ZooMummzy is making it possible!

    I'll be updating this daily if possible. For new hatchers, taking pics daily isn't something I would reccomend; I'd suggest taking a peek on about day 6, 12, and 18 before "lock down".
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  4. poupoule

    poupoule Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    Thanks for those photos! I am learning so much [​IMG]. I've candled a few eggs that my silkie is sitting on a few nights ago, and I saw similar features. So exciting [​IMG] I even had a porous eggs which I toss because I needed too as there were too many eggs under my hen. I'm glad I did it!

    keep sending us more! [​IMG]
  5. kingpincray

    kingpincray Songster

    Jul 19, 2009
    Palmerston North
    extremely cool. I have both chicken eggs and duck eggs in the incubator at 7 days at the moment and I have candled them last night and could seem similar development on at least half of them. I can't wait as I am incubating my first lot of duck eggs [​IMG].
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  6. mayapooh

    mayapooh Songster

    Sep 21, 2008
    Kern River Valley, CA
    Wow, I just found this thread. Way cool!!!
  7. DaKid

    DaKid Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Berkley , Ma.
    WOW [​IMG] going to keep an eye on this thread [​IMG]
  8. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    This is really neat, thanks for sharing.

    I am taking pictures of them if they die during incubation, it's pretty neat. I had two fully formed that died today which would be day 14. My gruesome little girls thought it was neat, so they put them in alcohol so they can take them for show and tell.
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  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD


    The embryos are now large enough to see moving on video! By eye you can start to see kicking on day 5. Here's one from last night. Enjoy!
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Good video, Diana! I always love watching them bebopping around in there.

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