May 2, 2014

Flock Focus Friday, 5/2/14

Flock Focus Friday with The Chicken Chick
April ended with major showers this week in New England, but my flock played in the puddles regardless. All eyes have been on the incubator inside the house though as one of the eggs given to me by P. Allen Smith last month contains twin embryos! With just about three days to go until hatch day, I'm surprised they are still both alive and while I'm hopeful that they both survive, it isn't likely. Space is in short supply inside an eggshell and these two are running out of leg-room very quickly now. The videos and photos you'll see of the twins were all taken while candling the eggs with a Brinsea Ova-Scope and I have one to give away to one lucky winner!
GIVEAWAY!
Enter to WIN a BRINSEA Ova-Scope Egg Candler!
ENTRY DETAILS BELOW!
This photo was taken at day 7 into the incubation process. 
The next two photos were taken on day 16 of incubation. Twin one is to the left of the initials which stand for the breed Black White Faced Spanish. Twin two is to the right of the "B."
This video shows the twins in action on day 14 of incubation with 7 remaining 

Seramas, Caesar and Portia.
Penny, Olive Egger.
I have two broody hens in the basement sitting on some Lavender Ameraucana egglets!
Black Copper Marans rooster, undeterred by the pouring rain.
Calista Flockheart, Tolbunt Polish Frizzle.
I stopped to take these photos in Wethersfield, Connecticut (on my way to renew my driver's license!) at the Comstock, Ferre & Co. Seed Company.
But first, COFFEE.
Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed in the morning.
Noah called...he picks up in an hour. 
How do I take my coffee? Seriously. Very SERIOUSLY.
Keep Calm and chicken ON!
Tomorrow's Monday AGAIN?! I don't think I can do this every week.
Hey baby. How do you like your eggs in the morning? Unfertilized. Now go away.
Welcome to the Karma Cafe. There is no menu- you get what you deserve.
A.M.-nesia.
Disclaimer, The-Chicken-Chick.com
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick

TO ENTER the OvaScope Egg Candler
GIVEAWAY:
1. SUBSCRIBE to my blog via email
and
2.  COMMENT below this article on my blog
Eligibility limited to US residents only. Winners chosen by random drawing from eligible entries and notified by email if provided and/or here. Giveaway ends 5/9/14, 9pm EST.

The winner of last week's Flock Focus Friday giveaway is:  TBA HERE.

838 comments :

  1. Judy Rucker5/2/14, 8:17 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Kelly Mosley5/2/14, 8:51 PM

    I would kill for this egg candler!!!!!!!

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  3. Tina Lundy Price5/2/14, 8:52 PM

    Just picked up my chicks today from the post office. I have been reading through your blog to make sure I am doing everything I am suppose to for their first night with us. Thank you for all the information and having it so well organized!

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  4. Congratulations!! Enjoy them!

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  5. Aubrey Palmer5/2/14, 9:02 PM

    Crossing my fingers, thanks for the opportunity!!

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  6. I'm sure that won't be necessary. lol Good luck Kelly!

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  7. Love your blog !

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  8. Clint Thompkins5/2/14, 9:10 PM

    That would be amazing.

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  9. I've got a couple broodies and I've tried candling with a flashlight, but I don't think I'm getting the hang of it. I'm sure this would help!

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  10. The twins are incredible. I'm really hoping that they beat the odds. Thanks for sharing the great video.

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  11. Matt Johnson5/2/14, 9:14 PM

    Thanks for all the great information you give out!

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  12. Lauren Case5/2/14, 9:15 PM

    I've got 8 eggs in my Brinsea (day 2) and would LOVE to win the OvaScope as I'm having a heck of a time trying to figure out what I'm looking at with the flashlight. Lol! First time hatching so this is pretty eggsighting! :-)

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  13. Jessi Carson5/2/14, 9:15 PM

    Just so you know, the link in the email sends us to last week's post.
    However, I had twins in an egg, but they didn't make it. I am sure hoping yours do without an issue. I watched a video last week where they had to help the chicks out because there wasn't enough room for the chicks to move to peck out completely.

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  14. I am new to your blog and loving it.

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  15. Sherry Tyler5/2/14, 9:17 PM

    Love all the info! And the pics :)

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  16. hope the twins mke it i got n incubaator and hatched my first on Easter got 15 beauties could sure use this to see how they are doing

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  17. Mary Shine5/2/14, 9:24 PM

    My kids love watching the eggs be candled with a flash light. Have Easter eggers/wellsummer in the bator now.

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  18. Tammy Kessler5/2/14, 9:28 PM

    My 11yo is addicted to candling.. He'd love this!

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  19. Lance N Kim Duncan5/2/14, 9:28 PM

    This would be so neat! Love your blog, so glad I found it, It has been so helpful to me.

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  20. Oh!!Good luck with the twins! I hope they hatch!I just set a double yesterday, but the egg was twice the size too! That candler would be awesome to see what's going on! Thank you!

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  21. Claudia McTaggart5/2/14, 9:33 PM

    It sure would be fantastic if both twin chicks made it!

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  22. I could really use this badly! :)

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  23. It's a shame that twins don't make it. Can understand though. Perhaps one will and without disabilities. Wouldn't that be nice.

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  24. Sonya_Morris5/2/14, 9:39 PM

    Love the photos! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome Brinsea candler!

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  25. Thank you for not only sharing the progress of the twins but also for the opportunity to win something that would allow us to possibly do the same with others.
    I Do alot of education with young children and this would be great for that. Between chickens and snake eggs

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  26. Michele Workman5/2/14, 9:40 PM

    This would be a great experience to watch the chicks hatch!

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  27. YolandaRonaldo5/2/14, 9:47 PM

    Having this would so amazing! Would love to be able to see exactly what is going on inside the eggs ;)

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  28. Marcie DeMarco5/2/14, 9:50 PM

    I would love this to show all the kids I watch how a chick grows in an egg before the hatch.

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  29. Paintedhorsefly Masks5/2/14, 9:58 PM

    It would be lovely to be able to see what is going on inside the Golden Laced Brahma eggs that inside my bator right now :) Thanks for this opportunity!

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  30. Very cool egg photos!

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  31. Susan Neill Kennedy5/2/14, 10:04 PM

    If someone had told me a couple of years ago that I would not only get chickens but fall in love with them, I would have probably laughed at them. Little did I know! I love seeing your pictures!

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  32. Did I get my comment in? Forgive me for being a newbie!

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  33. Brenda Vance5/2/14, 10:08 PM

    What a cool video! That is an amazing egg candler. The difference between this egg candler and the one I have is like the difference between two soup cans and some string compared to a Smart Phone! LOL Hope both chicks make it!

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  34. Betsy Olson5/2/14, 10:09 PM

    Love your blog!

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  35. TonyandMarcie DeMarco5/2/14, 10:09 PM

    Would love this. I do in home childcare and I get the children (ages 4m - 9 yrs) involved with both the chickens as well as gardening. This would make following a hatch a lot more interesting for them. Thank you for this chance.

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  36. Would love to have this for my chicks. Thanks for all the great information.

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  37. I sure hope those twins make it! What are the chances?

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  38. oooh! My sons kindergarten teacher is borrowing mine and LOVES it! I would love to give her one for next year for the classroom!

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  39. I think this is so very cool. I'm most amazed because you could see 2 chickens. It never occurred to me that a double yolk egg would mean twins. I don't know why, but it didn't. :o)

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  40. BookGoddess5/2/14, 10:57 PM

    I just found your blog looking for cook training tips! Cool giveaway!

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  41. judylaquidara5/2/14, 11:09 PM

    Oh, my! If I had this, I would probably sit and watch the eggs all day! We also have eggs that are supposed to hatch in three days. Good luck to both of us!

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  42. Thank you for all you do for us "chicken lovers" :)

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  43. Would love to have that egg candler! Can't wait to see those twin chicks.

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  44. Amazing photos of chicks inside their shell!

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  45. This would be sooo awesome to win! Fingers and toes crossed! :)


    PS - I really am sorry about Spartacus. We enjoyed reading of his adventures. :(

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  46. Patricia Lessard5/2/14, 11:36 PM

    If my hens go broody I would love to have them sit on some of the eggs and this would be so nice to make sure the eggs were actually

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  47. does this work on turkey eggs, too.... I never thought I would be so hooked on something so foul.... LOL

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  48. Jennifer Christiansen5/2/14, 11:49 PM

    I picked lavender Ameraucana's for my first eggs to hatch!! I would love this for those blue eggs!!!

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  49. I'm rooting for the twins!! I'm sure you will be on stand-by to lend a hand, if need be. Very exciting, indeed. You have such an creative eye, thank you for sharing your pics with us.

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  50. Alicia Arriaga5/3/14, 12:09 AM

    I am a teacher and am dying to get my hands on this candler. I've got eggs in the incubator right now!

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  51. Thanks Bettina. :) I'll be camping out next to the egglets for the next three days!

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  52. I've never had turkeys, so I can't tell you anything about candling them Erin. Sorry!

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  53. Thank you Elizabeth. He was a pretty boy for sure. :(

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  54. Thanks. Isn't the process fascinating?

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  55. Slim, but...anything is possible!

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  56. I actually did some research... it fits eggs up to ducks and turkeys!

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  57. LOL! Thanks Brenda. I'm nervous about this one!

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  58. That makes two of us, Susan! :)

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  59. Darla Reger5/3/14, 12:21 AM

    We've got eggs going in our incubator in the next week. This sure would come in handy!

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  60. I'm getting ready to set some eggs in my DIY incubator here in about a week. I have been using the flashlight on my cell phone for past hatches. I'd love to have a real candler.


    It's not letting me post with my user name, Jayzandra. It keeps telling me to log in, but I'm already logged in. :/

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  61. Esther widgren5/3/14, 12:41 AM

    Crossing my fingers for the twins! Hope they hatch alright!

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  62. Melissa allen5/3/14, 2:14 AM

    I really need this I have to use a flashlight and it is hard to see in my green eggs with my flashlight fingers crossed

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  63. What a fun prize! Being able to get even a glimpse of the life growing inside an egg is priceless! Thank you for sharing the twins journey towards hatch day. I'm rooting for them both!

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  64. Deborah Paterson5/3/14, 6:55 AM

    This scope looks awesome and thin video was great. I just finished watching the twin video and the bumble foot surgery. I so hope the surgery will stay posted on your site for future reference. I've been lucky with that so far, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

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  65. Sending positive energy to your twins! I share your photos and videos with my class and they just love them. Our hatch day is May 14th - can't wait! We would love to get this candler in our classroom!

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  66. It would be awesome to win! I'm on my first flock and am looking forward to the excitement and fun of eggs.

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  67. Kathy Janes5/3/14, 7:31 AM

    I'm only 8weeks into my first chick/chicken experience and I'm hooked! I see many more chickens in my future and would love a candler to have a go at hatching some eggs.

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  68. Trinity Cate5/3/14, 7:45 AM

    I would love to have this. It would be great to see what is going on in there with an actual candler.

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  69. I'm going to be hatching my first eggs this year! I can't wait and I would love the Ovascope Egg Candler so I could keep close check on the little guys! I love your blog! It's so informative that I feel confident enough to tackle almost any situation! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

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  70. Meg Oursler5/3/14, 8:06 AM

    Love the great pics of the twins, gosh I hope they make it! I used to candle parrot eggs years ago, sure would love to do this with chickens.

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  71. Payne Farm Eggs5/3/14, 8:17 AM

    The candling of the twins in the egg is amazing. Thank you for sharing. The Ovascope Candler would certainly be a help to me. I appreciate the chance to win one.

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  72. How eggciting!! Twins! I hope you get at least one of them to survive to hatching. I've heard that usually both die before then. Good Luck!

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  73. Prairechik5/3/14, 9:02 AM

    Love the progressive photos of the twins. Actually I love all the photos on your site.

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  74. I've always wanted to hatch an egg(eggs), this device would be awesome to have.

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  75. lynnknoone5/3/14, 9:15 AM

    The OvaScope has been on my wish list foreeeeever. I have two EcoGlow 20s, and a Mini Advance Incubator already, and hatched my first chicks a few weeks ago. Thanks for the chance to win this!

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  76. Matt Snider5/3/14, 9:35 AM

    I could use this.

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  77. Shannon Selman Milner5/3/14, 9:39 AM

    This candler is great!

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  78. Regina Snider Wilson5/3/14, 10:10 AM

    hope to win this.

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  79. Prayers for the safe arrival of the Twins <3

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  80. Colleen Rhodes-Golub5/3/14, 10:33 AM

    Until I read about it on your posts, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Brinsea Ova-Scope Egg Candler! It's exactly what I need.

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  81. Teri Ferguson Scott5/3/14, 10:40 AM

    Love it!!

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  82. I love Brinsea products! This candler would be perfect for my dark Marans eggs that are so hard to see inside of with a regular candler.

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  83. Ariel Vance5/3/14, 10:54 AM

    Wow! Loved the candling video!

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  84. I would love to have that! It would be so cool to share with my grandkids and art students... speaking of the twin embryos - do you think they will survive since they have gone this long? would you assist them in the hatching process??

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  85. Zane Bielenberg5/3/14, 10:59 AM

    I'd would live a egg candler!

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  86. This would be very helpful!

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  87. Would love an OvaScope! Probably would work better than the flashlight on my phone :)

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  88. Stacy L Hanlon5/3/14, 11:00 AM

    I love the candler, makes me feel all sciencey!

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  89. would love to have a better way to candle! great blog :)

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  90. Candy Distel5/3/14, 11:01 AM

    Would love the candler! Flashlights just don't cut it :)

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  91. Crissy Begin5/3/14, 11:01 AM

    Oh *eggcited!!* I'd love to win a candler! Thanks, Chicken Chick!!

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  92. I can't wait to see if the twins make it!

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  93. Sheila T. Wilson5/3/14, 11:02 AM

    never been able to check my eggs, would be great to have this to do it with

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  94. I would love this candler!! We have been incubating eggs for over 21 days in our incubator and found out today maybe we need a new rooster! This candler would have come in handy a few weeks ago :)

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  95. Susan Fischer5/3/14, 11:02 AM

    What a great give away! I'd like to win it.

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  96. Amanda Norton Kehoe5/3/14, 11:03 AM

    Oh please let this be 1 contest I win! I want one so bad but can't justify that expense. (And you live in an absolute gorgeous town! And I am so sorry for your roo loss. I can't even imagine that lesson...thank goodness I don't have roos)

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  97. Sharon Miller5/3/14, 11:04 AM

    I would Love this egg candler. I use a small flash light to candle my eggs, and sometimes it is so hard to see anything. Good Luck on the twins!!

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  98. melanie bertsch5/3/14, 11:04 AM

    I look forward to reading your blog! Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us!

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  99. Would love to win this as I am currently using my flashlight! lol :-)

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  100. Jessica Thorsen5/3/14, 11:04 AM

    This would be fun to have

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  101. India Elizabeth Lipton5/3/14, 11:05 AM

    Go Twins! How wonderful ;)

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  102. Tracy A Cook5/3/14, 11:05 AM

    would be so thrilled to win this candler, I've been dreaming of one for a few years now. the old flashlight is not so accurate to hold with arthritis.
    Thanks!

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  103. Theresa Borne5/3/14, 11:06 AM

    Can't wait to see the twins hatch!

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  104. LeAnn Birdsong Powell5/3/14, 11:08 AM

    Would love to have this candler!! We use a flashlight right now which works but isn't as awesome!! My coworkers and I LOVE Rachel!!

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  105. Amanda Coblentz5/3/14, 11:08 AM

    This would be such a great tool for the kids and I when we start our egg hatching journey!

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  106. Bobi Schaar5/3/14, 11:10 AM

    Would love to win this! Also I'm subscribed :)

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  107. Cynthia Nicholson5/3/14, 11:12 AM

    Thanks for sharing the video! I had never twins before! I love this candler and would love to win it, and it was awesome to see it work!

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  108. Emily Bertrand5/3/14, 11:13 AM

    Picking up some Lavender Ameraucana as well as Welsummer eggs in a few hours for my silly broody Buff Orpington to hatch :) Love your website, so much helpful info! Especially for newbies like me! Making molt muffins tomorrow... :)

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  109. Tempest Cooney5/3/14, 11:13 AM

    Fantastic!! I have 6 double yolkers in the bater right now! This would make the journey super exciting.

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  110. Loved watching the twin video. Also I have learned so much from your sight. Thank you for all you do

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  111. Raymond Gumaro Mercado Jr.5/3/14, 11:15 AM

    Count me in ! Good luck all :)

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  112. This looks way better than the cheap flashlight method I've been using!

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  113. Phillis Bouldin5/3/14, 11:15 AM

    I think I have done everything I was suppose to do to enter for this candler. I notice that your ladies and their escorts are just walking around in the yard like they own it. Do you not have problems with hawks? I am afraid to let mine, they are teenagers, out of the pen because there are two different kinds of hawks and an eagle that know they are here. Don't want to hurt the wild birds but don't want them eating my girls either.

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  114. This would be a god send for me!! You should see my rigged up little LED light so I can see my babies!!

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  115. Anita English5/3/14, 11:19 AM

    I've been wanting one of these for some time now.....would love to win. This twin thing is so exciting - I so hope they make it.... <3

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  116. Deborah Foti5/3/14, 11:21 AM

    Would love to have this, i found it just before I found your super blog. What fun it is to watch the baby's grow.
    Thank you for sharing all of your info.

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  117. I'm so excited to see the twins hatch out ! I could really use the candler . I would love to watch my little polish grow . I just put them in the bator yesterday !!!! It's my first hatch !

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  118. Pamela Lee Buettikoffer5/3/14, 11:22 AM

    Winning this would be so much easier than what I have rigged up! Thank you for the opportunity and all the wonderful information you share.

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  119. would love to have this for my husband!!

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  120. We would love to be able to show kids embryo development! What a fantastic prize. Thanks for the giggles with your photos, too.

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  121. Oh to be able to candle without a flashlight - how awesome would that be :)

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  122. Judy Dawson Donaldson5/3/14, 11:26 AM

    I love the twin embryo posts!

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  123. Kristin Weismiller5/3/14, 11:27 AM

    The llamas need an ovascope!

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  124. Such a cool tool! I loved your video of the twins!

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  125. You are an amazing photographer! Love the memes you create! Good luck with the twins!

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  126. Thank You for all the giveaways! Another great one with this candler!

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  127. would love to win

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  128. cathyspears5/3/14, 11:33 AM

    I sure can use this! Just using a light bulb or flashlight now..this would be so wonderful to have. thanks for this chance!

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  129. T in Washougal5/3/14, 11:36 AM

    This tool would be SO helpful!! We are making our first attempt at incubating eggs and would love to see how things are progressing!

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  130. Amanda Allen5/3/14, 11:36 AM

    So amazing! I'll be waiting for the twins to pip! Very exciting:-)

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  131. Great tool and will be very interesting to use. I never realized there were so many different types of chickens.

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  132. Michael Silberstein5/3/14, 11:43 AM

    Who nice, I need one for 10 dozen a day I collect

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  133. I just love your site , I have learned so much from you . Thank you

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  134. Ashley Sexton5/3/14, 11:45 AM

    Would love to win this! Then I can stop borrowing the neighbors!:)

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  135. Oh no I'm so sorry about Spartacus , I hadn't heard . sniff sniff

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  136. Sharron Keene5/3/14, 11:46 AM

    I'm wondering if this will work for exotic birds as in larger parrots ... I don't know why not

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  137. Vickisundin5/3/14, 11:51 AM

    Wow I would love one of those. I. Keep watching the video of the twins. It is so amazing!!!!

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  138. This would help out greatly!

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  139. always did want to take a peek and see.

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  140. Cheryl Tilton5/3/14, 12:00 PM

    That candler would be mighty handy with all my eggs I get each day (and those I find in the pasture because the hens are stubborn).

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  141. Jenn Werner-Williams5/3/14, 12:00 PM

    That candler is amazing! I can't believe your twins are so close to hatching!! Sooo exciting!!!

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  142. Tabitha Lopes5/3/14, 12:01 PM

    This would be amazing. Fingers crossed

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  143. Tabitha Lopes5/3/14, 12:02 PM

    Jeri,
    Thanks for posting this .Me either , when it dawned on me boy did I feel silly

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  144. Please enter me. Would love to have it! Thanks!

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  145. Suzanne Wagner5/3/14, 12:03 PM

    I would love to win this candler. My kids school asked me to be in charge of egg hatching so this would be great for the kids to use.

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  146. A candler would be so awesome, so hard to do the box with a hole and a flashlight, so nervous I will make a mistake.

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  147. Nicole Kent5/3/14, 12:08 PM

    I said I was done hatching this year but if I win I will have to hatch one more time!!

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  148. Juli Morris5/3/14, 12:09 PM

    Please enter me for the candler!

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  149. Peggy Schoenbeck Farley5/3/14, 12:12 PM

    It would be amazing to see the little heart pumping inside the egg. Thanks for another great Giveaway!

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  150. Stephanie Ann Hatton5/3/14, 12:13 PM

    That thing is AWESOME!!!!! Rooting for the twins!!!!

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  151. Melissa Grover5/3/14, 12:15 PM

    Epic giveaway!!! Happy Weekend!!!! ^^

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  152. Would love to win this! New subscriber, love your blog!!

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  153. Would love one of these for our 4H group!

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  154. Sandra Lycans Pitts5/3/14, 12:19 PM

    Oh how i would love to win this..please please please!!!

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  155. Eva Hargrave5/3/14, 12:19 PM

    First of all THANKS for all your wonderful information you share with us. I would love to win this egg candler, as I don't have good luck with a flashlight. TIA

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  156. Oh my oh my oh my! This would be a dream come true! I have made my own candler out of an old lave lamp base but the problem is it only takes a small night light bulb. I don't think it is bright enough to really see well. I have 5 broody girls right now and I would love to see what's going on in there!

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  157. Evelyn Qualls5/3/14, 12:20 PM

    I have had no success with the flashlight other than seeing the air pocket. Must have a Brinsea Ova Scope...pretty please with sugar on top? <3

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  158. Marilyn Palmer5/3/14, 12:21 PM

    This is a great product!

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  159. Tonnyo Wright5/3/14, 12:23 PM

    Wonder if it would let me see in Marans eggs. Can't with a led flashlight. Eggs too dark.

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  160. Ashley Burton5/3/14, 12:25 PM

    Love this!

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  161. I have Showgirl/Silkie eggs in the incubator. .would be awesome to win candler!

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  162. Gloria Todd Twiggs5/3/14, 12:26 PM

    If it can show me twins in an egg, this is for me.

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  163. JoAnn Accola5/3/14, 12:28 PM

    I would love to see a lavender Ameraucana. I have some young lavender Orpingtons and some in the incubator. Very pretty too.

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  164. Heidi Blake Knepp5/3/14, 12:30 PM

    I am getting my incubator for Mother's Day. This would be great.

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  165. So many toys! So much to learn! Who said chicken keeping is easy!!!!! I love it....my new retirement career!!!! Thanks for all you do!

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  166. JoAnn Accola5/3/14, 12:33 PM

    I have 10 in the incubator due to hatch next week and 15 coming in the mail. The flashlight method is so poor and I could really use one of these instead.

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  167. Brenda Hollmann5/3/14, 12:33 PM

    So much to learn! Lovin' It!!!!

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  168. JoAnn Accola5/3/14, 12:33 PM

    I love this blog and especially Rachel

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  169. Katie Jensen Taylor5/3/14, 12:38 PM

    This would be awesome! Currently using a flashlight taped to toilet paper roll...

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  170. Cris Dunlap Ramsey5/3/14, 12:39 PM

    If I don't win, I guess I'll have to figure out something else when the time comes. Any ideas?

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  171. dabercrombie5/3/14, 12:42 PM

    I love the egg candler - looks much easier (with better results) than the flashlight I've been using - LOL. Sorry about your day at the DVM, Dentist and having to help your rooster over the rainbow bridge. That was a awful day for you. I'm taking my coffee seriously right now and hoping you have an eggstra special weekend with lots of good yolks of the day to brighten your spirit.

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  172. Neat... Way better than my little flashlight that you have to hold just right!

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  173. Michelle Eller McKim5/3/14, 12:46 PM

    I would love to have a candler...last time I tried hatching turkey eggs one exploded in the bator!

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  174. Cheryl Lindsay5/3/14, 12:46 PM

    This would be fun to keep an eye on progress!!

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  175. Janet Jensen5/3/14, 12:47 PM

    The flashlight on my Galaxy Note 3 works ok. But the Ova scope would be great!

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  176. I'm hoping the twins hatch! This is super exiting :) I love how you can see them so well in the video. I have some eggs in the incubator due to hatch on the 10th, the excitement never dulls!

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  177. Caitlyn Ralston5/3/14, 12:53 PM

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  178. Brittney Nichole5/3/14, 12:54 PM

    Would love to win this!!!

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  179. Ginger Hartsook5/3/14, 12:54 PM

    Wow, amazing Pictures. I love your blog, it's been helpful for this new chickie momma. Thanks

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  180. liked, commented and shared. You are one in a million and thanks for that and please never change. we love you the way you are.

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  181. I want! I need! *grabby hands*
    This would have so come in handy for my chicken class this session... at least if I win it, I'll have it for next year!

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  182. Amber Cruea5/3/14, 1:13 PM

    Awesome! Would love to candle my eggs!

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  183. Shel Reitmajer5/3/14, 1:23 PM

    I'm imagining not having to use a flashlight...!

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  184. Tara Robins5/3/14, 1:24 PM

    Brinsea products are amazing. I can't wait to upgrade my incubators with Brinsea incubators. =)

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  185. would love to win contest of any kind a candler I DO NOT need though so if I win give it to another I just love your posts and read them all I love learning everything even though right now no rooster I never know once it all gets going how I may feel about raising and breeding chicks

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  186. Kimberly Payne5/3/14, 1:31 PM

    What an awesome give-a-way, thanks Chicken Chick! Would love to have this for it would make things so much easier for my incubation addiction. :D
    dropofkim@yahoo.com

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  187. Sheila DeVore5/3/14, 1:32 PM

    I could really use a candler we have 14 hens & 1 rooster they are all layers but I really would like some chicks* I love your posts on fb have a great day!

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  188. Nikki Duncan5/3/14, 1:42 PM

    Oh I so hope the twins make it. Learning so much on this sight with my 4 kids. We just got 16 chicks this week. Coop will be all ready by the time they can go in it. So excited to have fresh eggs from our own chickens.

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  189. Robin Kraatz5/3/14, 1:43 PM

    So cool! I would love one of these! :)

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  190. Saundra Knipp Emerson5/3/14, 1:44 PM

    Would love an actual candler instead of a paper roll and a flashlight. Love the information on the blog.

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  191. I neeeeed this. Lol.

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  192. Georgia Nieto5/3/14, 1:51 PM

    I enjoyed the pictures of the prospective twins! Also, your picture of Comstock, Ferre & Company brought back happy memories for me! My mother, sister and I would spend hours there poking around. I received so much creative inspiration there as a kid. I especially loved it at Christmas time. Thanks for the memory ;)

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  193. JessicaHughett5/3/14, 1:53 PM

    This is awesome! Thank you!
    So sorry for your loss :-(

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  194. Bernie Ludwig5/3/14, 1:59 PM

    Reading this blog is time well spent. This is an egsscellent site.

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