Candled my first hatch... so exciting!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chocobroc, May 8, 2011.

  1. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2010
    Eastern, NC
    So I posted a couple weeks back about my broody BO, and that I decided to give her some fertile eggs to hatch to make herself useful. This is my first time doing this.
    Anywho... It is 12 days since I put the eggs under her and attempted to candle them. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I was so amazed to see movement inside the eggs!!! I used a fellow BYC'ers post about candling and compared to what I saw. I think I have 10 eggs developing nicely!!

    I'm so excited, I don't know how I'm going to last another week. My BO, Dorothy, is such the good mama...

    I moved her into a separate coop that I made out of my daughter's plastic playhouse. The other girls kept laying in with her and I was a little concerned about when the chicks hatch how well they'd do in the elevated coop.

  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    I candled some of mine today. They are about 7 days old, and bouncing around!


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