What is your thought on this egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skillswife, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just can't tell. 2 days ago I swear I could see veining on all my eggs, I have a bloodring on one today and there is this one, I don't really see a ring, but don't see good veining or anything either?
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  2. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the 2nd photo, the circle is my pencil mark.
     
  3. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On what day of incubation are you?
     
  4. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 8
     
  5. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That egg is not developing... at this stage you should be able to actually see the chicks! I hope you have more eggs! [​IMG]
     
  6. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about this one?
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Your first pic of the egg has no development. This pic looks to be showing the embryo and veining. Try holding your eggs blunt end up where the air sac is on top to get a good candling idea. I use a small flashlight to candle down into the egg. I don't like to hold mine sideways.
     
  8. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will have to try that. Its a super bright led mag light that I am using but I am not sure how that really compares to a candler.
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I don't use a candler and I have been hatching for years. I just use a small bright light flashlight, very dark room.
     
  10. chickintexas

    chickintexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use my husband's regular mag light. One of those big ones. There have been times when I have sat for what feels like forever turning the egg this way and that, trying to find that baby. If I'm not 100% sure, I'll make a question mark with a pencil on the egg and put it back for a few more days. Better safe than sorry. [​IMG]
     

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