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Day 8 Candling Results for a First Timer *Update and Question*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by love-my-wolves, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Well, this is my first go with incubating my own eggs. I built a stryofoam bator, based off of MissPrissys design (thanks a bunch, it's been great!). After keeping steady temp/humidity for a week, I got my eggs. 6 frizzle cochin and 7 silkies. Well, lets just say, the kids keep reminding me that looking into the bator 6 million times a day won't make them hatch any faster (darn!). So, last night was day 7, and I candled, but wanted to do it again tonight with my kids. So, we have 12 out of 13 with definite growth and movement, except for one that has growth, but may have a bloodring (not sure, so will watch it and recandle at day 12) Here are some pics:


    My kids got such a thrill seeing the little babies moving! One was so active it would go from top to bottom repeatedly!!!


    I think this is the one I am questioning. Is that a bloodring or just dark veining? It does have a little blob in there.


    One egg was clear, so I let my oldest open it up, after she was done boohooing that it didn't grow.


    And lets just say, she squeezed the egg a little too hard, and the result was very predictable, but funny non the less!!! [​IMG]

    Last edited: Apr 27, 2008
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I hope you have a great hatch. It's so fun watching the kids reaction to the babies bouncing around in the shells.
  3. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Well, it's day 10, and I wanted to see the one questionable egg, to see if there was progress. NOPE. Think I can safely say its junk?
    See the 3 black marks? They haven't moved in 2 days.

    Here's a good mover, but a little blurry:

    And a short video of the mover (you can see it in the right side of the egg)
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    That's a great bator! Good luck on your hatch. Those eggs can be yuck LOL That little girl is a sweetheart [​IMG]
  5. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Thank you! My kids are loving this so much, and I want to thank you for this opportunity, as I would never have gone out and bought an incubator. So, from all of us,
    Thank you MissPrissy!!!! [​IMG]
  6. aberfitch

    aberfitch Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    when candling the eggs if there is't movent doesnt meen anything if there are still veins then there should be life. also your candling should be finished in about 4-5 minutes. The temp goes down and that really harms the babies. just my 2 cents.

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