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why didnt you guys tell me how cool candling is?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sdshoars, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i candled my eggs last night, at 9 days. that is the COOLEST thing i have ever seen!!! i set 9 of my own eggs on dec. 29th, and all but two of them were refridgerated... i had to throw out three of them, two had blood rings, one wasn't fertile, and i saw six little chickies swimming in the other eggs. seeing those little guys swimming around in there eggs was awesome!!! seriously!!! i kept telling dh how cool it was that i helped make the little life in the eggs, and he started laughing at me... he said what in the world are you gonna think when the baby gets here in august?!
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    we were keeping the fun all to ourselves! MwaHaaHaaHaaa!

    isn't it amazing! i could stare at them everyday!

    August is gonna be amazing, maybe even a little more![​IMG]
     
  3. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keeping all the fun to yourself jayne?!?! how dare you! [​IMG]

    yeah, then i can actually claim i made it, instead of just helped, lol!
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:i dare because that's how i roll!

    hamburger helper helps, but dude, it ain't nothin' all by itself!

    i'm not sure what i even mean by that.... [​IMG]
     
  5. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hamburger helper helps, but dude, it ain't nothin' all by itself!

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    What in the world?!?!?!​
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    What in the world?!?!?!

    i am sticking with my original claim...i don't even know what i mean by that...to your knowledge, that is! [​IMG]
     
  7. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what? i am so confused....
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    this was entertaining! [​IMG]
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:i still have no idea. you said you could claim you made it (the baby), not just helped. it reminded me of the infamous 'Cousin Eddie' from National Lampoon's 'Vacation' series.

    Eddie: I don't know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh? I like it better than tuna helper myself, don't you, Clark?
    Clark: You're the gourmet around here, Eddie.

    edited because i chopped Eddie's name in half!
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  10. Suellyn

    Suellyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a newbie & know nothing, so NOBOBY should follow my example... I will say that I have read my eyeballs out, asked questions, gotten advice, and followed through with what the pros suggest on EVERYTHING, with one exception.

    Candling.

    I (and my 2 little girls) are mesmerized, enthralled, absolutely OBSESSED with it... I don't do it every day, but I know I probably do it "too often". I am quick & gentle, & my eggs seem to be developing very well, BUT I have candled about every 2 or 3 days.

    The way I look at it is: I am super quick with my turns/water additions; temp & humidity has been surprisingly stable. AND Momma Hen gets off the nest once/day (other than last 3 days) to eat/drink/poop etc., SOOOO... if I take 4 or 5 minutes out to candle every couple days, wouldn't that be similar? And tell myself that I betcha she does it for a biological REASON (aside from HER needs)that benefits the eggies; cooldown and/or ventilation????

    Or maybe candling is just a dangerous "Sub-Addiction" of the whole chicken thing, and like all addicts am just doing a GREAT job of rationalization...
     

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