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Candled tonight, got to see the little embryo swimming around! So cute, my daughter loved it!

It's so neat thinking that a baby chick goes from nothing to something in 21 days.
post #302 of 1064
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Today is day 7 and I candled all 24 eggs. All 12 brown eggs are showing a lot of veins. The 12 Ameraucana eggs have good looking air cells but the eggs are too dark to see veins. No clears. I traced the air cells on all 24 and will candle again on day 15.

Yay! That is a good ratio!
post #303 of 1064
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Today is day six and I decided to go ahead and candle the eggs. Of 29 eggs, 20 are fertile for sure. It's hard to tell with the Marans and Olive-Eggers since they're so dark, but we saw really good veining on the Ameraucanas. My seven-year-old is so excited! We will candle again on day 10… Hope everybody else's incubation and hatching is going well!

Man, those Marans and Olives have some dark shells. I use multiple small flashlites (LED) and they are still dark.
post #304 of 1064
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Candled tonight, got to see the little embryo swimming around! So cute, my daughter loved it!

I love whe you can see their hearts pumping and them moving now around. That is part of the reason I have such a hard time not candling everyday.
post #305 of 1064
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I know I'm a little late to this, but I'm going to be setting eggs for the very first time tomorrow, which I think will be a Valentine's Day hatch! I have 18 buff Orpington eggs from my own backyard flock. I bought a used Little Giant with a turner, fan, and better thermostat/hygrometer and a used homemade incubator. I've had them both running for almost 24 hours and the temps are fluctuating from 98.5-100.9 but staying right in there. The humidity on the LG has been high (65%) but the homemade one has been holding steady in the low 30s all day so I guess that will be the one I use, even though I'll have to manually turn them.
I'm nervous, I went and counted my chickens before they hatched as they say and promised someone 6 chicks. Hopefully that works out.
Fingers crossed! fl.gif
Fingers crossed here for you and your hatchlings! Little Buffs are so darling.🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣 and counting.
post #306 of 1064
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I love whe you can see their hearts pumping and them moving now around. That is part of the reason I have such a hard time not candling everyday.
Me too!!! And when you see a little leg kick up

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post #307 of 1064

Hi, I already had 11 shipped Cochin and 12 shipped SF in the bator, set to hatch Feb 4th.  I just added 10 of my own silkie eggs to hatch Feb 12th. :weee

Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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post #308 of 1064
I just bought the same incubator and will be putting eggs in on Thursday. This is my first attempt. Any advise working with the Magicfly?? The instructions are vague and odd to say the least! Lol I also bought a candler and a humidity thermometer. I am wondering if I just put it inside with the eggs??

Hope your hatch is going as planned!

Beckie
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I just bought the same incubator and will be putting eggs in on Thursday. This is my first attempt. Any advise working with the Magicfly?? The instructions are vague and odd to say the least! Lol I also bought a candler and a humidity thermometer. I am wondering if I just put it inside with the eggs??

Hope your hatch is going as planned!

Beckie

Welcome aboard! I don't have advice on the Magicfly but I do have advice on your humidity /temperature (hygrometer) : calibrate both and write down how off they are so you can adequately monitor your temps. The calibration tests are simple but you need to do the salt one for six hours. I don't know if the Magicfly has a big enough vent, but on my incubator I stick one of my hygrometer probes through one of the vents. I have a second hygrometer sitting on the inside (I don't trust just one).
post #310 of 1064
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Originally Posted by raisechickens View Post

Today is day 7 and I candled all 24 eggs. All 12 brown eggs are showing a lot of veins. The 12 Ameraucana eggs have good looking air cells but the eggs are too dark to see veins. No clears. I traced the air cells on all 24 and will candle again on day 15.

:thumbsup  Yay! Those blue/green eggs are buggers to candle!

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