I candled my eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SterlingAcres, May 11, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    We're on Day 6 here... I couldn't resist.

    This is what I got from the two white eggs -
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    You can clearly see veining and an embryo (this is the cracked one! I'm really rooting for him). Sorry for the fuzziness. I'll try to ETA a video I took as well.

    The brown eggs were harder to see into... the one EE egg, well that was darn near impossible. [​IMG] But I have high hopes. I saw dark spots in all the browns, assuming they're little eyeballs, we're all good. I didn't see any bloodrings but I do believe I have one 'clear' egg.
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    [​IMG] YAY!!!!! Lookin' good!!!! Those EE eggs are AWFUL!!!! I have 4 in and get nothing on all of them!!!
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Pffft the video is soooo clear. I just wish my camera would focus without the darn flash! What a pita. LOL

    But I clearly saw little babies!!! Well, at least eyes and maybe the beginning of a spine or something similar. very adorable. I'm so excited now...
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Well YouTube distorts everything, but here's the link:
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    That clip was really cool!!! What I do to help a little with focus when the flash is off is prop my elbows firmly before I take a pic. A tripod would be much better. Any hint of movement ruins it.
     
  6. moms_pantry

    moms_pantry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you try candling from the top of the egg. I don't know how you candle you eggs. I just use a flashlight. I candled my duck eggs from the bottom last night (day6) and I couldn't see very much, but when I candled from the top I could see very distinct veining and a couple of the ducklings are a lot bigger than I expected.

    I went a took a picture of one of my eggs that I candled from the top. The picture is considerably darker that yours, but I can clearly see the baby duckling. My daughter was excited. I hope you can see in the picture what we can see in my hand.

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    This is one of the bigger ones. It is very hard to see with the picture so small. Sorry, I wish it was better.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2008
  7. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Mine are hatching right now. Just watched one hatch. I have never seen anything so cool. I want to keep eggs incubating ALL the time! Congrats on your embryos!
     

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