2nd attempt at hatching........

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by matt1898, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. matt1898

    matt1898 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm excited. Out of 18 eggs, at least 13 of them are growing!!!!!!!!!!! They have been in the incubator a week, I just candled them and blood vessels galore!!!! I'm using one of those Little Giant incubator from TS. This time(last batch, some started then quickly died) I'm keeping the humidity higher and the temps a few degrees warmer(around 102). So far so good. I'm still a newbie at this and probably don't have all of the proper equipment.

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    This is a GLW/White leghorn cross. All of the eggs are bred with a Golden Laced wyandotte roo. The hens vary from leghorn, silver laced, black sex link, RIR, buff orpington, and red sex links.

    The remaining eggs are either on fertile, or too dark of a shell for me to really see anything yet.
     
  2. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're doing great! This is definitely a good sign [​IMG] A glw and leghorn cross? That would be an interesting mix to see. I'm quite curious.
     
  3. matt1898

    matt1898 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crap. 3 are now showing that "ring of death" around the edge of the yolk............ugh.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    well health chicks is the final result. love the good ones and much luck to you.[​IMG]
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    three today and counting....
     
  6. MontanaDolphin

    MontanaDolphin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure I could find the answer if I searched, but asking is quicker [​IMG] ... what is the red ring of death??? I'm hatching for the first time (I'm on day 5) and would like to know what it is for future reference. Thanks!

    Chicks are cute as buttons!!! Love them!
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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  8. matt1898

    matt1898 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a blood ring that forms around the embryo when it stops growing for whatever reason. It is pretty obvious during candling, you see a red line going all the way around the outside of yolk sac, I think.
     
  9. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes thats right here is a picture [​IMG]
     
  10. MontanaDolphin

    MontanaDolphin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!
     

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