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My favorite part of incubating.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Subirdban Farm, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Subirdban Farm

    Subirdban Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    is candling. I love to see the veins in the first week and then watch the embryo's develop over time. At the end you can see the chicks in there wiggling and moving. It just amazes me how it all happens in such a short amount of time.

    Nothing brings you back to the creator faster than the miracle of life.
     
  2. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    Me too! Its almost addictive. But I love seeing the quick change from just a few veins around a blop, to this huge substand inside an egg in a matter of days. As they say in Massachusets, "Its Wicked Awesome!"
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I love candling too! If I'm lucky I can see toes!!
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I play the guessing game which is bad I know. I just put the eggs in and add water and wait for 21 days. No egg explosions yet "knocking on wood"
     
  5. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I have duck eggs in the bator now and they are day 10 today - I candled them on day 9 - just because LOL - saw the veins - no movement - no big deal but when I candled them last night I saw three very active little babies [​IMG]

    i love how fast that happens one day no movement - than all of sudden little wigglies in there

    it is so cool

    Julie
     
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I can't wait to candle just because I want to see if my shipped eggs are viable. I also have 23 eggs in there, so I don't need exploding eggies everywhere!
     
  7. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    I was a little nervous at first to candle but it is pretty neat watching them develop.
     
  8. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me to
     

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