Candling/Development ?'s

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Urban Chaos, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got eggs shipped from GA to TX, they were 4 days in the mail in this heat. So after candling them tonight and comparing them with development photos, they *appear* to be further along than they are supposed to (10 days in the 'bator).

    ? could they have started to develop in the heat on their way here?

    if so,

    ? When should I start lock down?

    Victoria
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think they did indeed start developing during transit. 4 days in the mail, I would count 3 days of incubation as part of the total incubation days and lockdown accordingly.
     
  3. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they look more like the day 12/13 photos. Thank you for your reply.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're most welcome. I am expecting 24+ Silkie eggs from Maine (I'm in NC). I imagine it will take about 3 days or more to get here and I plan on candling as soon as arrival and placing immediately into the incubator which has been up and running since yesterday and is stable at 99.5 degrees. After candling I should be able to guesstimate development and will incubate based on that. Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  5. cmom

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    Even with shipped eggs (warm eggs) I set them for hatching on day 18. I have had chicks hatch a little while after I have set them.
     

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