Day 7 candling, what you all think?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by josh59, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. josh59

    josh59 Chirping

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    Egg 1
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    20190723_213445.jpg egg 12
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    20190723_213543.jpg egg 14
    20190723_213603.jpg egg 15
    20190723_213625.jpg egg 16
    20190723_213650.jpg egg 17
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  2. MakMurrayFarm

    MakMurrayFarm Chirping

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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????
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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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.
     
  4. josh59

    josh59 Chirping

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    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
     
  5. josh59

    josh59 Chirping

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    I will try that way next time I candle, im thinking day 14. Things should hopefully be a little easier to tell by then
     
  6. MakMurrayFarm

    MakMurrayFarm Chirping

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    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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