Day 7 candling, what you all think?

MakMurrayFarm

Chirping
May 8, 2019
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In my personal opinion, I'm not an expert but these are my thoughts from what I can tell

Egg 1 looks to have a blood ring- dead embryo

Egg 5 blood ring

Egg 7 I think blood ring

Egg 12 no development or blood ring

Egg 15 no development or blood ring

I THINK. Definitely try to get better pictures these are hard to tell.
Can you see movement????
 

ChickNanny13

Crossing the Road
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Jun 23, 2013
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When candling try holding the pointy side down/against the light, shine up to the air pocket/wide end. Need better pictures please.

I see veining in all except 5 - 10, 12 - 18 but can't say for sure cause pictures aren't clear. You can leave the ? eggs in for couple more days, then try candling again.
 

josh59

Songster
Nov 20, 2018
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Box Elder South Dakota
In my personal opinion, I'm not an expert but these are my thoughts from what I can tell

Egg 1 looks to have a blood ring- dead embryo

Egg 5 blood ring

Egg 7 I think blood ring

Egg 12 no development or blood ring

Egg 15 no development or blood ring

I THINK. Definitely try to get better pictures these are hard to tell.
Can you see movement????
Yea getting a good pic was hard to do lol didn't want to keep them out too long messing with it. Some are def duds, but I saw movement in a few I think. Was hoping for at least a 50% hatch rate but I don't know noe
 

josh59

Songster
Nov 20, 2018
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101
Box Elder South Dakota
When candling try holding the pointy side down/against the light, shine up to the air pocket/wide end. Need better pictures please.

I see veining in all except 5 - 10, 12 - 18 but can't say for sure cause pictures aren't clear. You can leave the ? eggs in for couple more days, then try candling again.
I will try that way next time I candle, im thinking day 14. Things should hopefully be a little easier to tell by then
 

MakMurrayFarm

Chirping
May 8, 2019
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When candling try holding the pointy side down/against the light, shine up to the air pocket/wide end. Need better pictures please.

I see veining in all except 5 - 10, 12 - 18 but can't say for sure cause pictures aren't clear. You can leave the ? eggs in for couple more days, then try candling again.

I definitely agree to try candling them in about 5 to 7 more days. You will know for sure!! Day 7 I took some awesome videos of my babies moving. We are currently on lockdown and I'm BEYOND TICKLED.

From what I can tell atleast 10 so far are fertile & growing. But the pictures are great enough to tell a ton. But me and a few others did agree on a few. Look up blood rings and do lots of research. I was a total novice amateur Candler up until this go around s when I did a ton of studying.i have eggs in the incubator, eggs under a broody hen and eggs under 2 other broody hens!!! I've been candling the incubator eggs daily so I've been watching closely. My white silkie hen Mellie, was sitting on roughly 30 flipping eggs!! I candled them all in less than 10 minutes and instantly knew some were duds, I removed 4 of those. Then my other two hens Curio and Nellie are each sitting on 6 eggs a piece 4 out of the 12 were not growing or weren't fertile so I took those out. It takes alot of time patience and practice to master candling. I feel confident in my ways now, and practically instantly know whether baby is forming or not!
 
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