Originally Posted by BantyChooks
Yes, I do have them in an auto turner- I am not home at turning times for several days out of the week. I did not turn it on though for 3 days. Is that okay?
(Bubbles is truly not a good thing- I had an attack rooster named bubbles!
I think the auto turner is what made the cells get worse. Are these the ones showing development?
Originally Posted by WVduckchick
Of course you have to try again! He's beautiful! Love the solid black bill and nail. And those pretty little chest feathers!
Did I tell yall that my duck is sitting on eggs? Probably! lol
She had 15, I pulled 4 clear last night, but 11 going strong.
Not for the photo quality or anything, but this may be my favorite candling pic ever, just because its the very first time I ever checked an egg that a broody is sitting on. My duck.
That is sooo cool!! Awesome pic!!
Originally Posted by RavynFallen
Going in just a few to to take your box to the PO... I don't go early cuz the truck doesn't leave for Nashville til late...
And have super good news for you!! My earlier laid eggs I had a lot of clears, probably from the drake change, but the last 3 days worth of the set are 100% fertile!!
I included all eggs laid, a couple aren't the best shape/quality but figured I'd rather give you the best chances and send them too...
In other news, I have a very strange Call egg developing... gonna try to get a vid later, cuz pic won't show it...
I'm so excited! I hope i get at least one more baby. With that being my expectation, I hope I'm surprised. But seriously I would be happy with just one more of yours so my little one could have a friend. Lady with the local is flaking, so we'll see!
Originally Posted by Pyxis
Not sure why I didn't know of this thread before but you guys are my people
I'm always helping, candling, opening the incubator during hatch if a chick is stuck, etc.
Hi Pyxis! (My auto correct knows your screen name, so funny!)
Originally Posted by Laurel Meadows
hi everyone! I'm 12 days behind in the thread 😮
Maybe I'll get caught up someday lol. Long story short- I got a concussion out in the barn on the 6th and have been slowly recovering and getting back to "normal" After an ER visit, multiple CT scans and Dr visits later, doing ok thankfully.
My chicks hatched on the 11th and despite feeling like crap I did manage to help a couple malpositioned babies out who were definitely ready- not a speck of blood to be found in those shells during the assists.
I had an amazing hatch overall on 2 sets of shipped eggs!
13 of 16 BBS mottled bantam Cochins hatched
These eggs came from @wallabyofchaos
I also had 7 of 9 shipped black copper Marans hatch (from a different seller) 😄
So the hovabator still air did great!!!
My young broody Marans is setting like a champ so far- she's on day 17 on the 6 eggs under her :-)
We have the NPIP tester coming out this evening to test our birds so hopefully that goes well today!
Wow, glad you're on the mend and congrats on the hatch! I want to get NPIP this year so please let me know any details.
Originally Posted by NewChickieFarm
I'm sad to say when I arrived home today, the second baby did not survive.
the veins were finally retracting but it didn't absorb the yolk and it pipped 48+ hours prior to death.
So out of my first incubation ever, I have one healthy perfect chick, 1 death and 2 that I haven't given up on even though they haven't pipped but since it's only day 20, they got time to spare.
I explained to my husband my fear of incubating again (especially since someone at work scolded me for playing God) but he reminded me that I learned such a large amount from this hatch and I have found such an amazing and talented group of people that can guide me that I might try again with my newfound knowledge
If it didn't absorb the yolk then something else was going on. I'm glad you got at least one baby. And your husband is right!! You have to try again!
Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374
So, I just went in to candle and mark air cells and up the humidity for lockdown and I have 2 internal pips and 2 that are pushing up into the cell, but doesn't look like they're all the way in yet. A few more that are drawn down and half that aren't yet. There's a couple, especially one, that I am not having a good feeling about. So it looks like this one will be early as well. I just hope it's a good turn out, cause these eggs are my hardest ones.
See they are cooperating!! Bet you wake up to pips!!