Almost Fail

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lovie, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Lovie

    Lovie Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2017
    So my first incubating experience. Put 5 eggs in. Thought I saw something on day 10 candling. Two hatched beautiful chicks on day 21. The other 3 nothing, cracked them open and just warm soupy eggs, no chicks.
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Those eggs were probably infertile. If you have no experience in candling---get you a bright small flash light and a round cylinder out of a roll of paper towels or toilet tissue---cut it to about 2 to 3"---stick the light inside with the egg on top in a dark room---you will see amazing things. Some do it a lot, I candle on about day 12 and day 18 when I am fixing to go into lock-down.

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