Day 5 Candling

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

  1. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

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    I am way over excited now. My happy dance got the dogs all excited and barking at me [​IMG]
     
  2. petunias212

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    Quote:okay...i'm on day 4 and i candled tonight and saw that same dark mass in some of my eggs...i saw veins in just a few but others i saw that dark mass or glob..not sure what to call it...in some of the eggs, the glob seemed to make my flashlight flicker...in others, the glob just sat there and just floated to the top slowly but no light flickering...someone told me i shouldn't be seeing a dark glob mass but that i should wait and candle starting on day 10...my rir eggs are okay for viewing but i was having a hard time seeing through the dark shell of my australorps eggs...so how can you tell in dark eggs??

    you got a nice flashlight it seems....mind my asking where you got it from and the name?

    Barb
     
  3. StormyMoon

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    I am on day 5 also and i candled tonight I saw a dot with spider veins and the dot was bouncing up and down.

    I used a lamp, a large cereal box, and another box over it with a hole cut out......I put the lamp inside the box.

    It was very clear there was a baby inside and already the air sack circle at the top.
     
  4. Emmalion

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    Thanks for the reply guys I am so glad to know I am not the only one too excited not to candle. [​IMG]

    I ordered a Smith & Wesson Galaxy
    http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-Galaxy-Flashlight-White/dp/B000I4JG26/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1

    I needed another good flashlight anyway.

    I will do another candle on Saturday just to see what is going on. I did get to see veins when I turned the egg on its side and looked really close at the large end of the egg and I saw them tiny little spider veins.
     

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