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Poll Results: What kind of Styrofoam Incubator do you have?
11% (13)Little Giant--manual controls
30% (36)Little Giant--digital controls
23% (28)Farm innovators
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Candling explanation in words alone is a poop shot, much easier in person or with pictures... Sometimes the embryo will appear to be on one side only, rotate the egg while candling and watch it for a while and see if you can see jerking type movements, don't confuse jerking movement with flowing movements that could be a bacteria blob... You want to see baby kicking type movement...
Also don't be to hasty, put it back and candle again later, sometimes they can even fool an experienced candler that things one has quite only to have it hatch...
I woke up this morning and one egg has a beam poking thru. I noticed it shortly before 5 this morning and so far no movement and no sounds and nothing further has happened. Is this normal? And also the area around the hole looks dried up. It doesn't look very good but I'm not sure. I haven't touched it and don't know if this is ok. I'll post a pic and if someone could let me know what they think I would appreciate it! He eggs are a couple days overdue and one other egg is almost poked thru.
Not used my incubator yet, but word on the street is that this is totally normal. Takes a lot o' energy for a baby chick to hatch out. It'll knock a hole in there, "zip" the egg (make a crack all the way around it, and get out. This can take 24+ hours. Very exciting!