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Trader Joe's Fertile Eggs - Started 8/11/12

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tlcmama, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. tlcmama

    tlcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    takes an OCD to know an OCD
    I think I'm gonna do my first candling on day 14 but who knows what I'll be looking at. Planning on doing it as i move them and mamma to her own brooding box
    Im sure you looked at the same ones twice unless you moved them from one box to another or marked them as you candled
    a true OCD would have done that [​IMG]

    so your at day 3? theres a thread here with some great progression shots - let see if i can find it...
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-candling-pics-progression-though-incubation

    so now after looking at that again i think i should candle earlier...
     
  2. tlcmama

    tlcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. tlcmama

    tlcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah Im thinking I should stop telling "other" people
    they all think I'm crazy already without adding this little tid-bit
    [​IMG]
     
  4. tlcmama

    tlcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im at day 9 - if I candle and see this

    Im pretty sure I'll drop the egg - advice? support? candle over a pillow??
     
  5. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I'm not OCD, but I live with several. Funny what they OCD over. I am analytical and need my data a certain way. You could call it OCD or anal. Virgo by nature, Database Programmer by trade. They go hand and hand, right?

    I'll candle tonight and move each egg to the empty nest. I was afraid being out from under mom for too long might damage the egg. Newbie fear.
     
  6. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, that's awesome, thanks for posting. Can't wait to look again tonight. I should make a candle box rather than using my husbands flashlight.
     
  7. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I'm not alone. However, I did post my craziness on FB. Of which I know all 300 of my FB Friends personally. But they like thinking there is at least one person more crazy than themselves out there. [​IMG]
     
  8. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that is AWESOME!! That might be worth waking my kids over. Come look .....
     
  9. chicksooner

    chicksooner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just became addicted to youtube candling videos. Thanks for the link.
     
  10. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps


    LOL, yes, or seriously, you could make a simple candler where you set the egg in a slot (usually a hole cut into a sheet of cardboard that sits above an enclosed light source). If it's not as wiggly, don't worry, they are often quiet, but you can usually get them moving a little bit by turning the egg ;-)
     

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