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Candling question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kywilber, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. kywilber

    kywilber Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Lewisburg, Ky.
    It is day 5. I could not wait any longer. I had to see if i could see anything.

    I order eggs from ebay. They are RIR eggs. I candled a sample of them well 5 of them. I picked 4 random ones and one lighter one. The air pocket on the random ones were about 40% and on the lighter one about 25%. My rh% has stayed at 47-50%. I did put some more hot water in to raise it some like the guide said. The random ones i did not see any veins in at all. They are very pourious (not sure the correct pelling). The lighter one i was able to see very good veins and was very excited to see that. What are the chances that I will not have a very good hatch rate as the air pokets are so big on the rest of them. I am jsut not sure what to do as this is my first hatch I am worred that i might not get any. Atleast it looks like i might get 1 [​IMG]

  2. Wait and re-candle on day 10 and see what you get. Many times it is difficult to see the first veining on darker shelled eggs. Mail order eggs are hard because you do no know how they were treated in transit. Many times they get scrambled in the shell. But give them a chance, re-candle and then decide.
  3. kywilber

    kywilber Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Lewisburg, Ky.
    they came in 2 boxes. one box had 6 broken. i don't think they were packed very good. just a egg carton and and 2x2inch paper towel on the bottom of the egg, and a sheet of newspaper in the box.

    you might be correct about scrambled

    thank you for the reply and help

    VTGIRL In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    wow that was a poor packing job. I'd never buy from the seller again. I'm probably pampered considering I got my eggs from CJExotics and she packaged my eggs with lots of TLC!

    We are on day seven today and I so want to try to candle them but I'm very nervous about it. I've never done it, the darkest room would be my bedroom and the incubator is in the kitchen. If I take them out to candle them I don't want to keep them out to long, etc..etc..etc.. I'm a scardy cat [​IMG]
  5. MissCluck

    MissCluck Songster

    Sorry about the poor packaging. I ordered bantams via Garrie Landry down South and the eggs were so well packed and individually wrapped that it took quite some time to unpack them [​IMG]
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I candled on Day 9 and saw veins/movement. Some of my darker eggs I didn't see movement until Day 13.

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