[b]Hatching Buddy.. Hatch date: June 7-8[/b]

CO-OP_COOP

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
93
0
29
Florida
We have our first hatch date on june 7-8...
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We won this auction on BYC for a dozen eggs. Leghorns. We received 16. They have been incubating since May 18th. Last wed. When should we candle them? We have a little giant inc with egg turner. Been doing our best to maintain 99.5. We have four thermometers in there. We had a digital hygrometer but feel its not working properly.

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Please join in.. Its our first hatching attempt!
I read somewhere in here you should candle your eggs after the first week in incubator..what are we looking for? How can we tell if the incubation is doing well? Are we looking for an embryo, a shape, darkness?? How do we know whether its good or not?
 

CO-OP_COOP

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
93
0
29
Florida
We candled our eggs last night. 8th Day. It was very exciting for us.. being our first time.. according to the egg embryo chart we believe 12 /16 are growing... so we set the other 4 eggs aside from the rest, still in the incubator.. just in case we where wrong...
 

CO-OP_COOP

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
93
0
29
Florida
Quote:
Candled mine about 30 mins ago, 4/6 are developing!!
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I'd love to hear any updates on your eggs and stuff!!
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we will recandle on day 14.. and let you know an update.. then they go in lockdown mode I believe on day 18.. As I mentioned so far 12/16 are growing..
 

zookeeper15133

Songster
11 Years
Apr 22, 2010
785
13
196
SW PA
I have 5 duck eggs under a broody Silkie that are due to hatch on the 6th (unless they are Muscovy). Can I join, or does it have to be a bator?
 

Jeevesrules

Songster
8 Years
May 5, 2011
184
2
101
Otley, Leeds, England
Quote:
Candled mine about 30 mins ago, 4/6 are developing!!
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I'd love to hear any updates on your eggs and stuff!!
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we will recandle on day 14.. and let you know an update.. then they go in lockdown mode I believe on day 18.. As I mentioned so far 12/16 are growing..

I will also recandle on day 14, if my broody will let me, keep me posted
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