UPDATED! Day 7 Photos- The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (AND Bizarre!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wishingbee, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. wishingbee

    wishingbee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2011
    SW Washington
    Here we are, at the beginning of day 7. Here are some of our photos from the evening:

    The Good:


    The Bad:


    The Ugly:


    Out of 13 shipped eggs...

    6 are definitely growing.
    2 are mysteriously growing (one has veins but it's nearly impossible to see through the shell. The other has an embryo on the side, but the clear part is really bizarre- it's in a 'V' shape. I'll have to snap a photo and show you guys).
    2 definite blood rings.
    1 probable blood ring.
    1 is so bizarre I don't know what to expect. It's hard to candle, but I can make out some weird mass in the lower hemisphere.. I might toss it out because I don't trust it.
    1 infertile egg.

    Thanks for looking, and I hope all of you have happy and successful hatches. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK
    Good candling pictures and shows clearly the fertile ones, your infertile and the blood rings [​IMG]

    Would like to see te more weird one you've described, best of luck with your hatch [​IMG]
  3. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    Quote:yes, so would i!
  4. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

    Sep 3, 2011
    Northern KY
    [​IMG] Nice photos! I, too, would like to see the weird one(s). [​IMG]
  5. Cherstin

    Cherstin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    North Port, FL
    I'm jumping on the "I want to see the weird ones, too" train! [​IMG]

    Congrats on everything so far .. your pictures were great! I candled last night, too, but my little LED penlight I was so fond of for the first three days isn't really doing a good job anymore. My three eggs all look good, but it's getting harder to see what's going on in there. Cardboard box setup, here I come!
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    X2 or more.
  7. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2011
    x56 !!!! [​IMG]
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Educational! Great!
  9. wishingbee

    wishingbee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2011
    SW Washington
    Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your comments! Sorry I haven't replied sooner- I had to twist my resident photographer's arm to get me more photos, and I've got some to share.

    A bit of an update on the eggs, we're going into day 9. Looks like we've got EIGHT (not six!) developing. Keep your fingers crossed for us that we can keep these guys growing! I even got to see two of them 'dancing'. I know that day 9 is supposed to be the day they start getting feathers- perhaps it's one to celebrate as a chicken embryo? Ah, they're such a joy, even at this early stage. [​IMG]

    So, here, have some photos of my 'bizarre' eggs!

    This is egg #8. Super dark blotch (super hearty embryo?), way darker than any of the other eggs. But there's obvious vein development.

    The other side of 8:

    Egg #15 - The mysterious upside-down V shape:

    The other side of 15, good veins at least:

    We've got two more quitters.. at least I think they're quitters.



    Not a whole lot of activity going on in either of these.
  10. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:I'd keep 8 and 15. I'd also keep the first "quitter." It looks like it might have something.

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