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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CO-OP_COOP, May 26, 2011.

  1. CO-OP_COOP

    CO-OP_COOP Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I hope you can get some takers. I am total hatch-a-holic, however hubby recently lost his job and all my birds are mixed. No I have niot put the bator away.
     
  3. dgecko

    dgecko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 100 thats going to hatch the same day as yours
     
  4. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody is sitting on 6 due to hatch 7-8. Wanna be hatching buddies?
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  5. CO-OP_COOP

    CO-OP_COOP Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:100? WOW! Would like to know what % you end up in hatched.. Please keep us posted..
     
  6. CO-OP_COOP

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    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...
     
  7. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Candled mine about 30 mins ago, 4/6 are developing!! [​IMG]

    I'd love to hear any updates on your eggs and stuff!! [​IMG]
     
  8. CO-OP_COOP

    CO-OP_COOP Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Candled mine about 30 mins ago, 4/6 are developing!! [​IMG]

    I'd love to hear any updates on your eggs and stuff!! [​IMG]

    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..
     
  9. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  10. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Candled mine about 30 mins ago, 4/6 are developing!! [​IMG]

    I'd love to hear any updates on your eggs and stuff!! [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG]
     

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