Candling bantam Silkie eggs (pic)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erinwood86, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. erinwood86

    erinwood86 Hatching

    Jul 29, 2014
    I'm not really sure what I'm seeing here. This is day 4 & the first time I've candled this bunch.[​IMG]

  2. Okay sweaty you are jumping the gun like the rest of us you need to sit on your hands and wait till day 7 but it still looks like you have something going on .....

    Poultry addicts all the same ,,,, well at-least you are in with the right group .......

    Alright if you have your vent plugs in you will need to remove them on day 7 when you do your candling .......

    Having the vent plugs in starve the embryo of oxygen and the embryo fights and grows then on day 7 remove the plugs and let them have some oxygen so they can really grow ........

    How is your temp and do you have still air or forced air incubator ......
  3. Oh I missed it this is your first post so [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]
  4. Chicksahoyfarm

    Chicksahoyfarm Chirping

    Jun 15, 2014
    On some of my light colored eggs I can see development on day 3 but my darker eggs I candle any where from day 5-7 to see development.
  5. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Crowing

    Sep 17, 2012
    Ozark, MO
    I candled my first Silkie eggs on day 5 but I was really only looking for the air sack at that time. I candled again on day 10 looking for development or non-development. That is when I pulled any that were duds. I am not experienced enough yet to tell which ones might have died at that point. I candled again on day 15 to compare what I saw with the other 2 candlings to see if there was improvement. I candled the last time on the 18th and out of 26 eggs going into lockdown, I saw movement in 21 of them but that doesn't mean the other 5 won't hatch. My Silkie eggs are now on day 19 and in lockdown. I have my fingers and toes crossed.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014
  6. erinwood86

    erinwood86 Hatching

    Jul 29, 2014
    Thanks, yes this is my first post! I'm not sure how I've missed this site? We've been raising chickens for years and I just came across it.
    This is my first time incubating our eggs. Usually our hens are pretty good about setting, but I just none of our hens are feeling broody. So, my husband & I thought we'd give it a shot! We are using a forced air system and I always thought with banty. Eggs to check day 3-4, then again at 10, 15, 18, them leave alone. Like I said, I'm new to incubating so I'm just taking advice from others. I'm open to any & all suggestions!

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