Originally Posted by Cynthia12
Ah shucks, it's drying out and it's light.
I hope the other one is a girl. I think there is only one more in there. A lot blue orpington's. One or two Jubilee Orpintons. red cc's. I think those are the cuckoo.
Oh where'd you get the Orpingtons from? Yes I think the cc stands for cuckoo. Also where are you located? Jw you said you had many hours and I was going to tell you if you end up with a spare blue cockeral I'm looking for one. Of course I would never turn down a hen too
Congratulations on the hatch and go check out the bielefelder thread the people on there are wonderful and biels are supposed to be great birds.
In fact congratulations to everyone on all the pips and peeps!!!!@Chaos18
Update on my hatch. Put new batteries in my candling flashlight tonight. Wow so much better, I hadn't realized how dim it had gotten. Day 9.5 here and after my temp spike of 113 a few days ago I couldn't wait any more, as expected I lost a bunch of the eggs. I don't know how many exactly. I'm still sick and stupidly didn't count before eggtopsying them all into a big bowl. Ugh well I want digging through that of course. It was probably about 20-30 I can give a better total tomorrow or day 14 for sure.
There were some inferts and a couple really early quitters but most of the eggs I pulled look to have quit BC of that temp spike. Since that fiasco the incubator has been right on. There were two eggs that I got some really good looks at the embryos when I opened them up. Which was neat. We have always cracked eggs in Ziplocks previously which are neat but kinda amoosh the embryo.
Well guys if you can believe it I got my eggs down to one layer in the bator, well less than a layer actually. That have me a problem though BC we're turning the bator and the eggs would roll all over. Naturally I had to add more eggs lol.... Right? Lol I filled the whole making my staggered hatch worse. But I don't think any of the previously placed staggered eggs are doing anything. I'll give them a few more days to be sure.
I did leave some eggs in the incubator that I wasn't quite sure about so I'm sure I'll be pulling more at the next candle. All in all though I'm amazed any survived the temp spike despite that I caught it right away. Most of the eggs look really good. However nearly all of my buff Orpington's eggs were doing nothing. Quite strange and I wonder if it has anything to do with the chick that died that was missing an eye and leg earlier this month from under a broody. The hen that layed the egg and the father should be the same but aat the same time these two fathered several other perfectly normal chicks. Some of her eggs looked like inferts when opened and some were very early quitters only one or two of hers seemed to have quit BC of the temp spike.