Day 7 Egg Candling - Input Please :)

kiki_w

Hatching
Aug 9, 2020
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Hi All,

I’ve had my two Silkie hens since early May and one of them went broody 10 days ago. As we want some more chickens and don’t have a cockerel at present, we decided to get some hatching eggs for her to sit on. We have 5 hybrids.

It’s day 7 and we’ve candled the eggs. Truthfully, I’m not sure what we should be looking for and if any of these may need to be removed from her.

Can anyone advise as to whether these are looking hopeful or not?

Many thanks.
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RainbowHen

Make eggs, not war
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Jul 10, 2020
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Give them a few more days and see. Looks a little red in there. Hard to tell from the photos. Infertile eggs tend to look more clear/yellow inside. I personally wait until day 14 so things are pretty obvious but a lot of people candle every few days.
 

kiki_w

Hatching
Aug 9, 2020
5
2
8
Quick update. I cleaned out the nesting box whilst my broody hen was having her food etc. and quickly candled whilst I had the eggs out ...

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Definite life :) We saw movement too.

06200D80-9543-4953-83ED-6441CB7B477D.jpeg Definite life too. We saw movement aswell :)

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I think this may be good too although not as developed as the first two.

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I think a definite no. This egg was kicked out of the nest for two mornings in a row at the start of incubation.

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I’m not sure about this one. 🤷🏼‍♀️

I can’t believe the difference in 24 hours!
 

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