Last night we candled the eggs again and we did remove the two Brahma eggs because they were blanks. This photo above shows what a blank egg looks like... it's just a solid glow of light with no veining or anything. (photo credit: http://rowanhill.wordpress.com). The developing eggs are showing lots of obvious veining and movement in reaction to the light.
Today, we're on Day 11:
- Padding on feet is starting to form
- Feathers are beginning to form on the back and tail
- Beak continues to harden
- Comb continues to develope
- Embryo starts drawing calcium from eggshell to support growing bones.
We're just over halfway there! We have one more egg we are suspicious of, possibly a "quitter" that started to develop and stopped. It is a Ameraucana and we'll be keeping a close eye on it in the coming days.
Currently left in the incubator is:
- 6 Jersey Giants
- 2 Barred Rocks
- 3 Ameraucanas
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