Candle day 4...jumping the gun

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Island Juli, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2016
    I know, I know, I should wait until day 7, but it's my first time incubating and I just couldn't wait any longer!

    I've got 3 silkie mixes and 4 barnyard mixes in the incubator. I candled last night and all 7 have lovely spider veins! The silkies look more advanced but could be because they are lighter-shelled eggs and I can see more. I even marked the air cells so I can make sure I see progression. One of the barnyard mixes looks a little porous, but so far looks just like the other eggs' progression.

    Nice to know that all 7 were fertile, so that's one hurdle down. Now I just need to be patient and let the incubator do it's work.

    Without any water in the wells I'm maintaining 40-43% (I live in Hawaii and we run 80-100% all the time). The temp is staying right at 99.3 all the time. They are being turned automatically 5 degrees every 45 minutes.

    The days go by so slow!!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Patience, Juli, patience. [​IMG]
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Sounds like everything is moving along nicely! ;)

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