Egg Candling Pictures-Day 1 through Day 18. (update:LOST my hen pg.4)

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  1. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    I received 12 Silver Spangled Hamburg Eggs in the mail and thought I'd do a candling photo essay. Here is a progression of the candling photos I took of some of the eggs counting the day set as day #1 (21 days until hatch), and day #18 (3 days to go until hatch). I'm not even a good amateur photographer but I did the best I could with the help of a photo editing program to get a look at what was going on inside.

    The eggs. 7 eggs went in the bator, 5 went under my broody Silkie, Freida.
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    DAY 3, All 7 developing on track!
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    Day 4
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    egg #11:
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    Day 6:
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    egg #11:
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    Day 18:
    egg #4:
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    Stay tuned for the hatch report!
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  2. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    VERY GOOD! [​IMG] I can't wait to candle my Ameraucana eggs from Pips and Peeps! Your pictures have me all excited and this is my 5th hatch of the year! [​IMG] Tomorrow will be day 6 for mine. Thanks for posting the pictures!! GOOD LUCK with your hatch! I'll be watching for the results!! [​IMG]
     
  3. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Fantastic photo. That is great, what torch do you use? I have just ordered one and can't wait to candle my eggs. The torch I am using at the moment is just not bright enough to see any real detail.

    I can't wait to see them hatch.

    Thanks again for the pics [​IMG]
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Thanks! These were the first white eggs I've ever had and they were SOOOO much easier to candle than the blue, green or brown eggs!
     
  5. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Thanks! I use an LED flashlight from The Home Depot, bought it for $4.00. I just hold it under a cupped hand with the egg on top of my hand. Works great!
     
  6. ADozenGirlz

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    We're officially in LOCKDOWN![​IMG]
     
  7. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  9. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am watching your post also [​IMG] can't wait to see some fuzzy butts [​IMG] congrats
     
  10. ADozenGirlz

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    Thanks for the well wishes. I think I'm as nervous as a father in the waiting room on the maternity ward! This is so nutty!
    I asked my husband to make Freida a little security gate at her nest box so the other hens stop laying their eggs in there while we're in lockdown.

    Here's how it came out and there's Freida, gettin' down to business!
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    I decided since I'm keeping the broody babies (versus hatching the bator eggs for my neighbor) that I would transfer Freida to a little area under the droppings board as soon as her babies hatch. Here's what my husband put together for me to keep the other girls out. I put pine shavings and hay inside the kitty carrier, which is where I'll put the chicks and mama when they're ready.
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    Have I forgotten anything?
     

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