I started my eggs on Friday night, and had insomnia on… well… every night since, but that’s unrelated. In any case, I was up and bored at 2 am last night, so I did my first candling of the season. It was actually pretty cool!
So I’ve got them numbered from M1 – M4 (Black Copper Marans – dark brown), E1 – E4 (Easter Eggers – blue), and F1 – F4 (Salmon Favoralles – light brown).
Cool thing? I think I saw heartbeats! It is theoretically possible that my eyes were messing up, but I think I saw it.
The video sucks, but the yolk seemed to pulse.
I’m trying a new system this year. One to three dots. One dot if I think it is a blank or can’t tell a thing. Two dots if I think it is fertile, and three if I’m pretty sure it’s fertile. The blues are tough. I’m getting better at the dark browns.
I’ll keep track of the eggs to get better at figuring out which are fertile,