Candling day ten Help !

momof12

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This is our first set of eggs we are hatching, I have havabotor, and I have struggled to find a accurate thermometer. for about 4 days,day 3 - 7, my incubator was running at 101.3 - 101.8, it was brutal to regulate down to 99.7 - 100.4. I candled the eggs at day 9 1/2 and i found that a majority of the eggs seemed like there was a large dark mass with a good air cell, my question is ; all the pictures i have seen of day 10 the mass does not seem as large , i also struggled to see veining or movement. The eggs are all colored light brown to dark brown, no white
SO is my flashlight not bright enough or did the higher temp speed up incubation and if so what is the eggs doomed ??
 

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It could be that your flashlight isn't bright enough AND the higher temps sped up incubation a tiny bit. Really though, they may be right on track. Some eggs are difficult to see into and a good light can make a world of difference.

I also have a hovabator and struggled to keep the temp even. I've found that a regular thermometer works better than anything digital. Also, a humidikit helped keep my temps more consistent, no opening the lid to add water, and humidity was easy to adjust.
 

momof12

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It could be that your flashlight isn't bright enough AND the higher temps sped up incubation a tiny bit. Really though, they may be right on track. Some eggs are difficult to see into and a good light can make a world of difference.

I also have a hovabator and struggled to keep the temp even. I've found that a regular thermometer works better than anything digital. Also, a humidikit helped keep my temps more consistent, no opening the lid to add water, and humidity was easy to adjust.

Thank you, i will get a stronger flashlight
 

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