Candling 14 at 14 days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greathorse, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    I just candled 38 eggs that had been shipped to me. 24 blk JerseyGiants (TExas) and 14 Blue Jersey's from Indiana. All but 4 were viable 4 quitters. I would like to think that has me sort out of the woods a little bit (if I keep the hatch temp and humidity correct. Is it most hatchers experience that if you can get them to 14 days you are past quitters and hatch rate is pretty good?

    Just checking for a general sense I know it can still go bad, but the incubator has been on the money temp wise.


    My own mutts had a worse rate, but they are very young pullets and the roosters are young as well. I wasnt expecting much from them
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I have had some make it all the way to the hatcher still moving, but never pipped.

    It does seem like most of the ones that get that far do make it though.

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