Blooie's Blankie Fort

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blooie, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    It has been brought to my attention that I neglected to let folks know what eggs from @MyPetChicken I have in the incubators. Details, details!

    Okay, in the Brinsea Octagon 20 (beginning to love that incubator!) I have:

    1 Cream Legbar
    1 Swedish Flower Hen
    3 Green Magnolias
    1 Olive Egger
    1 Black Copper Marans
    1 Blue Copper Marans
    3 Ameri-flowers

    In the Farm Innovators 4200 (jury is still out on that incubator - big, bulky, hard to work with)

    2 Cream Legbars
    1 Swedish Flower Hen
    3 Green Magnolias
    2 Olive Eggers
    2 Blue Copper Marans
    4 Ameri-flowers
    2 Bielefelders
     
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  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Well, today is day 4. I guess that means I have to hold a candle to them and warm up their little hineys. No, wait, I have to candle them so they know that nightlights are effective. Or do I hold a candle to them so they don't go sun blind from the unfamiliar glare when they come out?

    I dunno, but I'll be doing it tonight anyway just on accounta everyone says I'm supposed to. While I'm at it, I might as well look at air cells, mark them, and the look for stuff in the eggs besides whites and a yolk. The adventure continues......

    Before I climb back into the blankie fort and finish the picture of the Easter Bunny with his brightly colored eggs, I'll let you know what I see - if anything!
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Don't freak if ya don't see anything- I couldn't tell until day 7! :fl
     
  4. Blooie

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    I won't. All feeble humor aside, as I've said some had air cells that I've had some serious doubts about, so I'm mainly checking them and hope to do the first air cell marks so I have some idea where they're at. I won't candle again until Day 7 and then Day 17. I'm too clumsy and can just see myself messing with the eggs to the point of breaking another one. <sigh> I got 2 Black Copper Marans eggs and broke one the first day.
     
  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    :fl Good luck, you can do this!! :hugs
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I suggest that you also candle on day 10 and 14, just to make sure your humidity is on track.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Peeps are a-peeping Premium Member

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    Boy the more I read of incubating the more I appreciate my broody bantams. It all seems complicated and stressful.
     
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  8. Blooie

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    <gulp> I know that would be best.....but is it safe for my eggs? [​IMG] I am the kind of clumsy person who can walk into a support post at Walmart. I know - I've done it! [​IMG] But I guess that makes perfect sense. Thanks, my friend!
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I monitor air cells day 7/14/18
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You don't have to candle every single one. Just 3 or 4 from each incubator. If they are in an auto-turner, you don't even need to take them out of the incubator. Taking the top off isn't going to hurt anything. Remember that broodies get off their nest every day, so a few minutes while you candle isn't the end of the world.
     

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