Day 5 Candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Emmalion, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK its day 5. I said I wouldn't do this until day 8 but I got all [​IMG] about my new led flashlight coming in the mail I had to go and try it. So I made a nice little box with a hole to fit the egg and took some pics.

    Now please please please tell me this is what I should be seeing on day 5 as 4 of the eggs all look like this.

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  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try it the other way round [​IMG] You should see some very visible spider veining with a little bean shape in the middle [​IMG]
     
  3. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That visible at day 5? Really? Gasp I need to go check again lol
     
  4. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're usually in front of the yolk [​IMG]
     
  5. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to go look again. Hope I can see something. All I know is they didn't look like that when I put them in the bator [​IMG]
     
  6. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think my light is bright enough [​IMG]
     
  7. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    5 day is a little early even for those of us whi do it all the time. the earliest I candle is 10 days, but fat end on the light works better. the darker the egg shell the later the candleing
     
  9. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally doing the [​IMG] I saw veins... Small little ones near the top of the fat end of the egg but [​IMG] [​IMG] they are there. I checked two just to be sure I knew what I was looking at. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Yay you have babies on the way [​IMG] Only another 16 days to go [​IMG]
     
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