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Originally Posted by BantyChooks View Post

Clears don't explode unless there is bacteria inside.... I left mine in till lockdown and notta.... Broke it open, it looked like I coulda ate it.
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That makes me feel better!! Thanks!!! I was going to leave them as long as possible- so long as they didn't smell, but then people were talking about them exploding and i got worried!

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Originally Posted by DwayneNLiz View Post

That makes me feel better!! Thanks!!! I was going to leave them as long as possible- so long as they didn't smell, but then people were talking about them exploding and i got worried!

When you open your clears at that point are the yokes all runny? The few clears I opened last hatch, the yokes weren't solid like when u crack a fresh egg. Just curious if that is normal or if maybe they had gotten "scrambled"?
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Originally Posted by Honora View Post

Wow, there have been like 150 posts on here since yesterday. Congratulations to everyone who had chicks hatch!  I had one hatch at 1:30 a.m., woke me up cheeping like crazy.  It's a sex-linked cuckoo orpington & looks to be a boy. No other pips or peeps, hope some buddies hatch for him soon! 


Congrats. I hope you get some more
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Originally Posted by jnr005 View Post


When you open your clears at that point are the yokes all runny? The few clears I opened last hatch, the yokes weren't solid like when u crack a fresh egg. Just curious if that is normal or if maybe they had gotten "scrambled"?

i haven't done any eggtopsies yet on this batch, I haven't pulled any out yet :hide probably waiting until lockdown, or possibly just lazy, and i have no time until sunday-when i get a day off from work

Chickens (20+ mutts, 1 polish, 2 spitzhauben), 5 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

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Incu Notes click HERE 

 

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and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

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Incu Notes click HERE 

 

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post #3725 of 8324
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Originally Posted by Chaos18 View Post

Things can change a lot in 30 yrs, heck things can change a lot in 10 yrs these days.
That's for sure. I use my cell phone flashlight to candle. Lol
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That's for sure. I use my cell phone flashlight to candle. Lol

LOL I don't even own a cell phone

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Working Class Canine Wildlife Recovery

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Congrats. I hope you get some more


Oops, tried to reply but it didn't work.  One more hatched; he looks just like the first one. So at least they will not be lonely! 5 more have been pipped for at least 6 hours but not zipped yet.  Hurry up & hatch chickies!

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My attempt to catch up!

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Originally Posted by Chaos18 View Post
 

Bacon and Eggs hatched 3/25

 

 

OMGoodness!  They are CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!  I want some!  Good thing I have Anconas in the bator due April 30 / May 1!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by mrleeroy View Post
 

Set the eggs last night! 10 Cream Brabanter expected to hatch on 4/28!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post
 

 

 

 

or a house goose???

 

What a pretty, dainty house goose.

 

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Originally Posted by arconfederate View Post
 

Well, I have the candling results on my 10 Icelandic eggs (day 7).  3 showed vein development, 2 had blood rings, 1 I couldn't tell yet and the remainder are clear.  I'm leaving everything as it is since this is my first time incubating chickens and I'm still learning to interpret the candling results.  I figure that it should be a little more obvious on day 10.  Does that sound appropriate?

 

 

I have a hard time candling eggs personally.  I can tell you 2 infertile eggs in my incubator until after our hatch, so 23 days, and nothing happened.  No smell, no exploding, no oozing.  We may have just been lucky thought.  The blue eggs and the Welsummer/dark brown eggs are even harder for me.

Good luck. 

 

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Breath in.... Breath out... repeat.  

 

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Originally Posted by Yorkshire coop View Post

# 7 popping out yesss.gif

CONGRATS!

 

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Originally Posted by Honora View Post
 

Wow, there have been like 150 posts on here since yesterday. Congratulations to everyone who had chicks hatch!  I had one hatch at 1:30 a.m., woke me up cheeping like crazy.  It's a sex-linked cuckoo orpington & looks to be a boy. No other pips or peeps, hope some buddies hatch for him soon! 

 

Congrats. So cute1

 

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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post
 

sometimes it does but sometimes its normal!!  go with the majority

 

Empty shells - a valuable source of information click HERE

Advice

  • Judge the accuracy of pulling time and hatching conditions by crumbling empty shells in your fist and by checking the amount of meconium on the egg shells.
  • Check the height and manner of pipping, to judge whether weight loss during incubation was sufficient.
  • Check the inside of the empty shells for signs of insufficient weight loss during the first half of incubation (blood vessels not reaching until sharp end of egg).
  • Observe the inside of the empty shells for signs of overheating (excessively large and clearly visible blood vessels).
  • Use information obtained from assessing the empty shells in conjunction with other observations, to avoid hasty or incorrect conclusions.

Awesome info. Learned a ton from our empty shells and our egtopsies!  So thankful for this info.

 

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Originally Posted by Laurel Meadows View Post

Wow so much happening here in the past few days! I hope I can get caught up today 😀

I just set another 11 shipped black/lavender split bantam Cochins last night in the Brinsea...

We ended up with 13 Marans total from my flock. The power outage eggs all hatched and the stuck zipper during the outage is also healthy and doing great yippiechickie.gif
I got 10 blue coppers, 2 splashes and 1 black!
I caught most of them at snack time :-)




I just received 7 self blue bantam Cochins in the mail today from Ideal. (I was curious to know their quality)... And I'm completely freaking out! I knew they sent extras for warmth but holy $&@!
They sent me 16 barred rock packing peanuts!!!!! 😮😮😮😮

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

 

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Originally Posted by Lozuufy View Post
 


Usually mine start smelling at around 2-3 weeks, haven't had any explode yet cause I remove them as soon as they smell.

Ours didn't smell even on Day 23, we may have been VERY lucky though.  I check the incubator for smells everyday.  

 

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Originally Posted by Yorkshire coop View Post


Right now they have scampered under the brooder but I will get some when they come out. Here are some from earlier ~






I posted a vid here too ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1085297/springing-in-the-chicks-2016-april-hatch-a-long-hosted-by-mike-sally/3630_30#post_16821927

Cute cute cute.  love the color!

 

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Originally Posted by h2oratt View Post


That's for sure. I use my cell phone flashlight to candle. Lol

I haven't tried my cellphone flashlight.  I attached a piece of a pool noodle and then wrapped electrical tape around the noddle to make it black and attached that to the end of a flashlight.  It still isn't bright enough but the eggs sits nicely on the noodle.  I need a SUPER DUPER POWERFUL flashlight.  A flashlight that could literally light up the night for candling.

Humans (4) - Me, Adventurous Husband, Go-Getting Daughter and a Son that communicates with all animals

Dogs (2) - Miniature Pinscher and Plott Hound    Cat (1) - A greige Tortie/Tabby

Chickens (25) - Brabanters, Spitzhauben, Barred Rock, Welsummers, Buff Orp, Easter Eggers, Gold Sex Links

Ducks (4) - Anconas, more coming 6/5     Beehives (1) - Italian Honeybees, more to come

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Humans (4) - Me, Adventurous Husband, Go-Getting Daughter and a Son that communicates with all animals

Dogs (2) - Miniature Pinscher and Plott Hound    Cat (1) - A greige Tortie/Tabby

Chickens (25) - Brabanters, Spitzhauben, Barred Rock, Welsummers, Buff Orp, Easter Eggers, Gold Sex Links

Ducks (4) - Anconas, more coming 6/5     Beehives (1) - Italian Honeybees, more to come

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I was showing off my previously mentioned Rockstar-Style-Candling-Flashlight, "I attached a piece of a pool noodle and then wrapped electrical tape around the noddle to make it black and attached that to the end of a flashlight", to my sister-in-law and decided to give her a full demonstration.  We are on day 5 with duck eggs so I figured there would be nothing to see.. WELL, we saw veins and the heart beat in the egg I chose.  My SIL was blown away and amazed.  And I am so excited!!!!  I am not candling all of them but it is good to know that one is developing. 

Humans (4) - Me, Adventurous Husband, Go-Getting Daughter and a Son that communicates with all animals

Dogs (2) - Miniature Pinscher and Plott Hound    Cat (1) - A greige Tortie/Tabby

Chickens (25) - Brabanters, Spitzhauben, Barred Rock, Welsummers, Buff Orp, Easter Eggers, Gold Sex Links

Ducks (4) - Anconas, more coming 6/5     Beehives (1) - Italian Honeybees, more to come

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Humans (4) - Me, Adventurous Husband, Go-Getting Daughter and a Son that communicates with all animals

Dogs (2) - Miniature Pinscher and Plott Hound    Cat (1) - A greige Tortie/Tabby

Chickens (25) - Brabanters, Spitzhauben, Barred Rock, Welsummers, Buff Orp, Easter Eggers, Gold Sex Links

Ducks (4) - Anconas, more coming 6/5     Beehives (1) - Italian Honeybees, more to come

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Originally Posted by mamahmendez View Post
 

I was showing off my previously mentioned Rockstar-Style-Candling-Flashlight, "I attached a piece of a pool noodle and then wrapped electrical tape around the noddle to make it black and attached that to the end of a flashlight", to my sister-in-law and decided to give her a full demonstration.  We are on day 5 with duck eggs so I figured there would be nothing to see.. WELL, we saw veins and the heart beat in the egg I chose.  My SIL was blown away and amazed.  And I am so excited!!!!  I am not candling all of them but it is good to know that one is developing. 

Yayyy!!! :fl for the others!

Chickens (20+ mutts, 1 polish, 2 spitzhauben), 5 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

My Incubator Build 

Incu Notes click HERE 

 

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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Chickens (20+ mutts, 1 polish, 2 spitzhauben), 5 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

My Incubator Build 

Incu Notes click HERE 

 

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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