My Hatching Journey: The Adventures of a Complete Newbie

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  1. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Candle results 2/6/16

    Candled 15, 2 blood rings (confirmed by cracking) and one with veins and another with a moving black dot. The rest were all pretty clear, no obvious veining, but nothing saying they were not alive. Down to 13, 8 BSL and 5 EE.

    The one with the blood ring I had accidentally put upside down. It was a very round egg. When I cracked it, I could see eyes on the embryo. The other blood ring was just a ring and no baby. Sorry, I didn't get picturess of the dead ones. On another EE, there was a light ring ish thing, but I left it as I was not sure that it was not veins.
    The one with definite veining is a EE, the mover is a BSL.

    END TALLY- 13 eggs left, 5 EE and 8 BSL
    Veins: hard to see, but there.
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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] sweets, your light may not be enough to see them this early. let them in and keep on trucking.... This is the neighbors roo that you took in that covers your hens ? Have you cracked any eggs open and check fertility before hatch? I will assume so because your eating them [​IMG]
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's what I figured, so I left all of them that didn't have blood rings. :fl
    No, the roosters are Bubbles and Pebbles, she ended up keeping the other boy as she found a better coop.

    Yes, I have seen almost 100% fertility recently.

    I A.) have no idea what I am looking for, and B.) the egg shells are really darker than I should have tried for my first hatch. Anyway, I saw some life, so I'm happy.
     
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  4. FridayYet

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    Colored eggs are definitely harder to see in! One thing that helps is letting your eyes get used to the dark for a couple minutes before you candle.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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  6. Sally Sunshine

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    oh crap!! I put that in the day 6 candle I did!!

    sorry, my bad and these are not even blue or green eggs




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  7. BantyChooks

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    These images show a bit more what the egg with veins in it looked like.
     
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  8. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
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  9. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    I doubt I would be around the house enough to hand turn, but maybe once life calms down a bit.
     
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  10. Sally Sunshine

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