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Wow! Great job on your first hatch.  You are a natural.  And it is very addicting... I just did 3 over the last 9 weeks (today is day 20 of the the 3rd round and I currently have 5 pips) and I have another round planned for Saturday.  At some point I am going to have to stop!  LOL!  But at this point I am keeping a couple from each hatch and selling the rest.  Right now I have 14 birds (1 roo) and have room for 3-4 more... then I will be overrun so I will have to stop for a while!  :ep

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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post #22 of 25
Hi I bought some fertilised eggs from eBay, they arrived on the 18/09/15 but I'm unsure on what day they were layed, a bit of an over site on my part really.
So I don't know exactly what day I should stop turning them and change humidity. Any help I would be very greatful thanks 🐔🐣
post #23 of 25
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The eggs should in theory hatch 21 days after you place them in the incubator shouldn't matter when the chickens laid them as they don't start to develop until put into incubation. I would stop rotating around day 18-19
post #24 of 25

Hi, Im new to all this chicken stuff but i have had my chickens almost a year now and i am trying out the hatching my eggs thing.  I have them in an incubator i made out of a cooler and im on day 14.  when i look at the eggs by candling, it just looks like a mass that is floating around in there when i rotate the egg to look. kinda like its the yolk moving around. Are my eggs good or bad? they are from my rhode island red hen and black copper maran roo. thx

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Hi, Im new to all this chicken stuff but i have had my chickens almost a year now and i am trying out the hatching my eggs thing.  I have them in an incubator i made out of a cooler and im on day 14.  when i look at the eggs by candling, it just looks like a mass that is floating around in there when i rotate the egg to look. kinda like its the yolk moving around. Are my eggs good or bad? they are from my rhode island red hen and black copper maran roo. thx

Welcome to BYC!  Fun hobby, huh???  How dark are the shells?  Are you shining the light down through the air cell, are you doing it in a very dark room?  Is it a nice strong light?   What did you see when you candled at day 7?  GO to the learning center, and read Incubating eggs 101.  There should be some candling pics that will show you what you should be seeing.  By day 14, the chick almost fills the whole egg.  The best candling views, IMO are days 7 - 10.  That's when you can see those babies dancing in those eggs!  What are you using for a bator?  Fan?  Temp?  Thermostat?  Humidity?  Are your thermometers and hygrometer calibrated?


Edited by lazy gardener - 1/31/16 at 2:33pm

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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