Thursday, November 15, 2018

Candling Our Pekin Duck Eggs Day 13

This is the 13th day on our duck eggs. Our silkie hen is sitting on them now. We started with 4 are now down to 3. From the video it appears the first egg may have a blood ring, I’m still not positive as I can’t see it clearly…but there is no movement in this […]

Chicken or the egg; Candling at day 7 in the incubator

The making of a chicken. You can see the tiny chicken kicking around in this egg. It has been in the incubator for 7 days now.

Candling Chick at 9 days of incubation

Candling on day 18 and Chicks hatching in Little Giant Incubator

The fan breaks. Boo. But luckily a fan is not necessary for chicks to hatch. Hatch rate was kind of low at 64.8%. Especially considering the Brinsea hatch was 100%. Interestingly enough, more chicks hatched out in the LG than the Brinsea because of its higher egg capacity. Still, I recommend the Brinsea. Its no […]

Candling a Chick Egg at Day 16

Incubated eggs are candled to see how the growing embryos are doing. We candle by holding the egg up to a very bright light in a dark room. The light doesn’t hurt the embryo. This chicken embryo is sixteen (16) days old. When you watch the video, see if you notice: * The air sac […]

Candling duck eggs day 25

3 Days before the duck eggs in our incubator were due to hatch we candled them (looked inside the shell for signs of life and development!) one last time 😀

duck egg – candling on day 12

candled a duck egg on day 12/28. blurry, but veining & embryo movement visable.

candling duck eggs at 7 days

Here we show 4 duck eggs being candled. Clearly show 3 fertile eggs and 1 infertile egg. Started with 15 eggs–at day 7 we now have 13.

Duck Egg Candling at 22 days

Candling 2 duck eggs removed from incubator

Here are the two ducks eggs that have been removed from the incubator. You can clearly see the results while candling the eggs. 1 egg is infertile and the other has died showing a blood ring.

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