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Day 13 in the Brinsea Mini Advance .. Candling pics on remaining eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 88heather, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. 88heather

    88heather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs left in my Brinsea Mini advance incubator

    Egg #1.. I think this one still is good.. Green Americauna egg

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    Eggs 2 and #3 tossed as bad eggs already.. [​IMG]

    Egg #4 (tossed this morning.. I hoped something would happen but just looks like a dud. [​IMG]

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    Egg #5 (Black Copper Maran egg.. boy are these hard to see thru and photo! ) So hard to tell but think this is a keeper! [​IMG]

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    Egg #6.. BCM egg.. uggh.. hard to see thru this one! (2 pics for this one) Think this one is a keeper too! [​IMG]

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    Egg #7 BCM egg.. Keeping this one too.. sorry it's blurry.. I need to figure out the best camera settings for these photos..

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    So down to 4 in the incubator with 7 days left today.. Hatch scheduled for Wednesday next week Sept 21st! (I hope!)

    Anyone have any input? I'm sure I did the right thing on tossing Egg #4.. looked bad.. This is my first hatch... [​IMG]
     
  2. 88heather

    88heather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also.. Forgot to ask.. Is it true that soon you should see the eggs wobble as you get closer to hatch day?? I keep staring at them wondering if they start to rock a little.

    Thanks anyone can answer! [​IMG]
     
  3. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    Yes its true the eggs start to twitch and move towards the end of incubation. If you place the eggs on a flat smooth surface from about day 17/18 you may see them twitch a bit. Movement becomes more obvious within a few days of hatching as the chick enters the hatching process.

    Here's a link to an incubation thread I did earlier which may help you more;

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=491013

    There are other incubation links and info on our website;

    http://oakgarthgeese.com

    Best of luck with your eggs [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
     
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  4. 88heather

    88heather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow Pete!!!! Thanks for that link.. tons of info there!! Will have to go back to it when I have more time to sit and read the whole thing! Great work! [​IMG]

    Do you think my assessment of my eggs is right? or is it too hard to tell with my dark eggs?
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    You're very welcome and yes, I think you are absolutely correct in your assessment of your eggs. Number 4 appeared infertile, the others look ok. If you can buy a cheap pen torch ready for hatching which you can shine onto the air cell end to help assess their progress during the hatching process. Shouldnt be too expensive [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
     

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