And then There Were Nine

And then There Were Nine

After a full week of incubating adventure (including the loss of electricity for 8 hours), we’ve candled our eggs to find we could easily see into five of the light-shelled ones–four are still developing (we could even see the embryos move!), one had an early death visible by what is called a “blood ring” around the egg. We removed it, cracked it open, and confirmed that is what had happened. The other five are darker and we can’t see conclusively what is going on in there yet. Being beginning candlers, we’re not sure if the darkish shadow we see in there means a living embryo or not. We likely won’t candle them again for another week or so, but we’ve made it 1/3 of the way through!


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