Candled on 4th day today ... Any thoughts / opinions if I saw no veins ? :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chanelle, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. chanelle

    chanelle Out Of The Brooder

    Sigh...... [​IMG] I know it was early but I was having a high levels of anxiety.... My eggs are 8 coronation hatching eggs sent by mail and they are a med brown in color.
    I could not see ANYTHING... Is there still hope? Did I look too early? [​IMG] I have checked eggs before ... they looked veiny and hatched just not this soon... hmmm sigh tap tap tap any thoughts ? NEW EGG
  2. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2012
    Deerfield, NH
    My girls lay medium to dark brown eggs! I never even bother candling that early because I get stressed about not seeing anything too! When I first started I did and though oe was no good and I managed to kill a viable egg! I generally do not discount a brown egg until the 18th day! Just me!
  3. chanelle

    chanelle Out Of The Brooder

    That is such a RAY OF HOPE.... WOW I feel much better now Thanks for that [​IMG]
  4. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    Groton, NY
    I am on day 4 as well with incubating my first eggs ever. Some of my lighter shelled eggs I could see veins but on the darker shelled eggs I couln't see anything [​IMG] I will try candling them again on day 7 to see if I can see anything at that point. Let me know when you candle again & what you see [​IMG] Good luck!
  5. chanelle

    chanelle Out Of The Brooder

    Absolutely [​IMG] OHH and Thanks !
  6. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    Groton, NY
    I candled my 15 brahma eggs tonight and 4 weren't now I will hopefully get 11 to hatch on easter Sun. [​IMG] This is my first time ever trying to hatch eggs so I have my fingers crossed [​IMG] Have you candled your eggs yet?
  7. chanelle

    chanelle Out Of The Brooder

    That is awesome [​IMG] However funny that I just received your email.... I had just candled mine at midnight... I am not having much luck I spent alot on 2 auctions close to $80 I dunno if I am having any luck with not one.. pretty bummed.. sigh I will wait to toss... Last year I did have some success with a few eggs. I will keep you posted! I have two incubators the new 6000 reptipro with 2 egg turners and a hovabator for lockdown ..
  8. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    I wouldn't toss any out that early. Wait til day 10 and candle again. :)
  9. chanelle

    chanelle Out Of The Brooder

    Yippee I have for sure 8 chicks going to hatch! Glad I did not throw out !!!!
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    It's a little early yet. For any but the lightest colored shells it's best to wait until seven to ten days to have the best chance of seeing something.

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