"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, July 11, 2011

Candling

Well, today is the 11th so that means tonight, we will be candling our eggs. (checking to see if there are any little peeps inside)  I am so EGG-cited, I can't stand it! 

This is what we will be looking for. . . . .

 

On the left, you can see the "spider" of veins growing away from the peep. This egg is at 6 days.  The egg on the right is at 2 weeks. You can see the clear spot beneath, with the yolk and peep floating at the top.

I hope most, if not all of them, will look similar to the first picture.  Our hen has been taking such good care of her little charges....I would hate for all her work to go unrewarded!


Hopefully, I will be able to get some good pics tonight.....WISH US LUCK!!


Photos and information courtesy of "Easy Chickens for Beginners"

1 comment:

mountain mama said...

wow, too cool!!!!!