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Egg Candling Help! with Pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by major, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. major

    major Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my 12 araucana eggs at 6 days I don't know if iv been reading to much about candling but I am starting to think I can see blood rings in most of them :-( any feed back would to great,

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    Egg 2 Is this a blood ring or just a blood vassal,


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    Egg 3 A dark ring.....?


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    Egg 4


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    Egg 5


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    Egg 6

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    Egg 7


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    Egg 8


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    Egg 9 Is the black spot a good thing,


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    Egg 9 again!


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    Egg 10 looking infertile


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    Egg 11


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    Egg 12


    Thanks for looking,
     
  2. 1sttimechick

    1sttimechick Out Of The Brooder

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    I am also a newbie at this but i do have eggs going into lockdown tomorrow night. That being said i did candle several times during incubation. You are looking too early to be definite about any of them. I would at least wait til day 14 to omit any, unless you get a smelly one, then you should get rid of it right away. I would agree with you about egg 10, but again i would absolutely leave it until day 14 unless it starts to smell. It is really hard to see what you see through the photos, but i can say that i see some development, veining. I know at day 5 when i candled i could see, what appeared to be a heartbeat in that black blob. And remember that you are candling darker shelled eggs which is much harder to see through! I hope someone that is more seasoned with this will show up and maybe provide some more insight. I know alot of people on here wait til day 18 to candle and that is the only time they do it, and with great hatch rates may i add. But i could not do such a thing! [​IMG]Its amazing to watch them grow!

    Best of luck and happy hatching!
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I see veining in most of them. The black spot is a good thing - that's the chick! [​IMG] Definitely wait until Day 14 to candle again - it will be obvious which ones aren't developed by then.
     
  4. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definitely see veins in 4, 6, 7 12. yes, the black spot is a good thing!!!!!!!

    I agree, candle again at day 14 or 15!

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  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I see veining in 4,5,6,7.11 and 12. Good to know the embryo is that dark spot so #9 others say is good, I've never seen it in my eggs as we wait until day 10 to candle for exactly the reason of your eggs 1 and 2. They have that porous look and you just can't see much in them until much later in hatch.
     
  6. major

    major Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input, I can see veins in 11 of them so I will have to wait till day 14 to fine out how they are getting on,
     

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