Candling on day 17

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by New Hatcher, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. New Hatcher

    New Hatcher In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2010
    Central Alberta Canada
    Ok I'm really new to hatching eggs in the incubator. I have 14 silkie eggs and the rest are a mix of hens ( Rhode Island Reds, leg horns and Red Rock Cross) breed with a Bantam and Ameraucanas roo. They are due to hatch on the 26th so three more days. I turn the turner off tomorrow (Right!!!) Then just leave them in the bator on the floor rack and no more turning???? Is this what everyone calls lock down???? So I thought I would give them one last look to see how things were going ( and because I'v never seen anything like this) and I candled 2 of them. Really I have no idea what I was suppose to see. What I did see was a big black shadow covering most of the bottom of the egg. Did I see what I was meant to see or did I pick two duds to look at?? I guess I can just wait and see what happens Monday. I really want to get this right because I would like to do a batch of Marans eggs next and a few mix chicks for my cousin. Anyone help me out??
  2. crazy chook

    crazy chook Songster

    Apr 8, 2010
    Langwarrin, Victoria
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2010

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