Approaching lock down..."cue suspenseful music"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by matt1898, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. matt1898

    matt1898 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow morning should be the 18th day for my eggs. I candled yesterday and all looked good for 10 of them, I really couldn't see much except for a black mass. They are definitely filling out. I've had 3 of the "second" batch stop growing, but the first 10 should begin hatching around Christmas.

    I'm gonna get that humidity cranked up a bit, keep the bator closed, and leave them alone starting tomorrow. Anything else I should keep in mind?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What do you mean by '2nd batch'?

    Good Luck!
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    they still need the vents open.
     
  4. matt1898

    matt1898 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well crap. After much anticipation, I very quickly candled the eggs that I thought were going to pip today. None of them appeared to have grown anymore since last time I candled. Even the one egg I thought was close to being finished, still has a significant of clear area surrounding the embryo and the rest all appear to have stalled. One had an obvious blood ring.
     

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