Candling Help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantamBud, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. BantamBud

    BantamBud Out Of The Brooder

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    I need some help I have some serama eggs.I am having a hard time candling them thay are 3 days old in the incubator.Will the others grow at a different pace or should thay all grow at the same time?
    I labeled the pictures of 2 eggs.
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    I don't think this one is good is it?
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    I am really hoping at least 2 hatch [​IMG] .I have 6 little eggs.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    they both look good -but you shouldn't candle until AT LEASt day 5 to see positive results. I wait at least a week before candeling-I want to be sure I know what I'm looking at-they do grow at different rates to some extent-good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. Edwards' East of Eden

    Edwards' East of Eden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three days in the 'bator, and you have no experience candling? I have to wait at least 10 days to be somewhat certain what I'm seeing, and even then won't toss anything for another week unless it starts stinking!

    Am I a nervous nelly about rushing it, or are you unusually brave?
     
  4. sonew123

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    Quote:both! [​IMG] I toss at day 7 if they are clear-its obvious at 7 good and bad ones-total clear at day 7 gets pitched and sign of growth make it until the next cut off at day 14:)
     
  5. BantamBud

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    Thank you sooo much!!!I was soo worried about them:)This is my first hatch.Some one at tsc told me to candle them at 3 days so thay wont creak and infect the other eggs.
     
  6. sonew123

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    Quote:dont ever listen to people at TSC-haha they never seem to have the right info on much when it comes to birds!
     
  7. BantamBud

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    Thanks!!![​IMG] And i was worried about them infecting the other eggs:lau I feel very embarrassed now.Thank you i bow to you sonew123 [​IMG]
     
  8. sonew123

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    Quote:aww stop Im blushing-I just hatch too much is all [​IMG] Im almost to the point where I'll load the bator and realize 10 days have passed! I check temp and humidty 2-3x a day and walk away-Since I have a brinsea 40dx-I don't have to do anything except add water 1-2x a week than forget about them! LOL-I have even forgotten when lockdowns are and hatching days-then i hear chicks peeping and I have to run to my calendar to check what day it is! Glad to help:) Good luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have learned to never listen to people at farm stores... they generally have NO CLUE!
    I have my first batch of eggs in right now too. I'm like you... anxious, nervous, excited... I have a few that I'm not sure on, so I'm waiting until day 14 to candle and make the final cut. I just don't want them exploding inside the 'bator! Eww.... Also, no smell yet, so I'm still crossing my fingers.

    Best of luck!
     
  10. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:aww stop Im blushing-I just hatch too much is all [​IMG] Im almost to the point where I'll load the bator and realize 10 days have passed! I check temp and humidty 2-3x a day and walk away-Since I have a brinsea 40dx-I don't have to do anything except add water 1-2x a week than forget about them! LOL-I have even forgotten when lockdowns are and hatching days-then i hear chicks peeping and I have to run to my calendar to check what day it is! Glad to help:) Good luck!!! [​IMG]

    OK... new at this too... what is a "lockdown"? Also, I read to turn the eggs every 8 hours, except for the last three days. Is this right and why/why not? Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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