first time candling, tell me if this egg looks good please! PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kelly FG, May 26, 2008.

  1. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so I had three welsummer eggs under my broody buff orp Sunny, two broke [​IMG] so I've only got ONE EGG LEFT! Its day 12 & here's my first attempt at candling, I used the box & mag-lite technique.
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    what do you think???? [​IMG]
     
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    It's kind of hard to tell with the pics. The egg looks mostly black to me, I think there's too much light. At day 12 you should be able to see veins and the embry moving. Good luck!
     
  3. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsummer eggs can be SOOO hard to look into. To me it looks good. But with a welsummer egg what looks like an embryo developing could possibly be bacteria developing...
     
  4. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the replies, I couldn't see anything that looked like veins but the shell is SO DARK!
    I'm [​IMG] that its ok!!!!
     
  5. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kelly.
    The egg is good.
     
  6. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anymore opinions on this egg?
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    If it looks like that at day 12 and doesn't stink, I am guessing it is good!!!
     
  8. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The air space is all I can see with my Marans eggs, too. It looks good.
     
  9. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for all of the replies!!!!! [​IMG]

    I didn't see anything like this though!

     
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
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    My EE's eggs were impossible to see through. All I ever managed was seeing the air cell and a hint of a shadow moving a time or two (and that was in a VERY dark room). I had 3 (out of 4) babies hatch out from them today. [​IMG] All 4 had developed beautifully, I just had humidity related hatch issues or wouldn't have lost one. I am sure yours is good.
     
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