Candling

Discussion in 'Incubation & Hatching' started by Italy-Dan, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Italy-Dan

    Italy-Dan New Member

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    I post a photo of candling chicken eggs that I incubated last time.
    In this egg there was a chicks which is born now :)

    I use a torch to see if the egg,which is in the incubator, is fertile. Fortunately my rooster and my chickens work well :D

    This is moving for me :)
     

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  2. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    That's a beautiful thing..
     

  3. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Very cool! I would enlarge that and frame it and hang it in my wall. So wonderous.
     
  4. rob

    rob New Member

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    cool pic. :)
     
  5. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    What an awesome picture Italy-Dan! I've never seen a picture of candling before. Amazing how a little life is born from an egg like that when you stop to think about it.
     
  6. Italy-Dan

    Italy-Dan New Member

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    Thanks so much to all :) :) I'm happy of your answers :)
    Energyvet I am honored by what you wrote ;) But I have better pictures, also about their quality.So if you want,I can send you another one

    So,do you do candling too? :)
    In that way you can eliminate unfertile eggs.
     
  7. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Junior Member

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    Awesome, my Silkies have been in the incubator since the 3rd, should I candle them?
     
  8. CrazyBirdLady

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  9. Italy-Dan

    Italy-Dan New Member

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    Yes CrazyBirdLady you can do it.I candle(that's how you say in English?) eggs from the fifth day of incubation.In that period you can see veins as a spider :)
    Instead if the egg is unfertile it's clear,without any "spider".Also you could find a blood ring and it's an abortion.You can throw the egg.
    I'll post other photos in order to explain better
     
  10. CrazyBirdLady

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    Ok then, I will candle them tonite....so excited. I thought I heard somewhere, put them in the bator and leave them alone until day 19...can't wait to see....
     
  11. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Junior Member

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    I wish I knew how I'd upload, I video taped one of my 12 guinea keets hatching...so very cool!
     
  12. CrazyBirdLady

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    My 25 Silkie eggs have been in the incubator 13 days, I candled them just now and 20 are good! Wow, I'm surprised and excited! I hope they all hatch :)
     
  13. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Horray for you! Can't wait to see he new babies. Very soon, very soon!
     
  14. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Junior Member

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    Hoping for the best...love them already :)
     
  15. Italy-Dan

    Italy-Dan New Member

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    It's really exciting, isn't it? :) :) I'm very happy for you
    Chicks are coming...!! :D
     
  16. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Junior Member

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    Very exciting...I talk to them, my husband worries about me, lol. I'm hoping for the best, temp is perfect, I've only opened the bator once to candle them and they're coming off the turner Saturday so we're getting close!
     
  17. hollyosborn

    hollyosborn HollyOsborn

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    oh awesome!!!!! i LOVE candling eggs... i check mine every night, i love watching them grow each day... so amazing!
     
  18. CrazyBirdLady

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    Tomorrow my 20 Silkie eggs come off the turner...I just candled 1 and it's alive and moving....the next 4 days will be the most stressfull days! They're good today...they should hatch....right?!
     
  19. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    They will and you'll be fine and very pleased at the result.