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am i doing anything wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raymondjames, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi im new to this forum [​IMG] and today just built an (ok) incubator. i used this article.
    Dont have enough spare cash so i built that. Basically i have 5 eggs. i wrote "x" and "o" on each side. basically i flip them twice a day, then sprinkle them with water once in a while, and the temperature is ~105° Farenheit (~40.56 Celsius). Am i doing anything wrong!? i just hope they hatch.

    also a candling question. I candled one of my eggs (laid 1-2 days ago). i saw a dark blob thing on the inside. Is this the chick? or is it dead? my other eggs (laid this morning) are basically entirely dark with a few light spots? Were they born dead or something? Or do i have to wait? I AM 100% SURE THE HENS WERE FERTILIZED.
     
  2. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Blob means their is a heart beat and others you wont be able to tell till next few days [​IMG]
     
  3. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS! YAY... OOPS I STILL HAVE CAPS LOCK ON FROM MY OTHER POST. ok thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. Jloeffler

    Jloeffler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm..if they are chicken eggs your temp is too high. Chicken eggs should be be incubated at 99.5 degrees Farenheit. Also, you don't have to sprinkle them with water unless the humidity in your bator is extremely low.
     
  5. CarolinaChickenKeeper

    CarolinaChickenKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It takes 3-5 days b4 u can see any veining, sometimes even longer. Google candling photos for pics.
    Also where is the temp 105? is it at the top or closer to the eggs. I'd suggest placing thermometers in several places. If an egg gets too hot, it will die. So, be careful with your temps.
     
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  6. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i just adjusted about 99-100 farenheit. all seems well. thanks for the candling tips i'll check them out in a couple days.
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:If the incubator has a fan. If it is still air, you want the temp around 101.
     
  8. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. I have still air. Adjusting again.
     
  9. Jloeffler

    Jloeffler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If the incubator has a fan. If it is still air, you want the temp around 101.

    Never heard that, thanks! Mine had a fan, so it was good.
     
  10. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the blob you are seeing in a 2 day old egg is the yoke.
     

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