Day 10 Candled.... (Twins)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyNameIs86, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well today = Day 10!
    I check most of the eggs and one egg has shown two embryos... twins?
    I think it's twins because when one embryo disappeared in the egg because of movement another one surviced...
    whats the chances of survivel of the embryos?

    has anybody hatched twin chicks successfully?
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  2. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twins almost never survive, but there are a few exceptions.

    Good luck!
     
  3. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In that rare exception, if they do survive will i need to assist hatching?
     
  4. Dette

    Dette Out Of The Brooder

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    I watched this video on youtube the other day
    She helped quite a bit, and they turned out ok.
    From what I've read, its not good to help too much, though.

    Good luck! Hope they do well!
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great video!
     
  6. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recandled again & I think I got a little head of myself.
    I saw two blobs but one blob was darker then the other so i think it's just the other half of the one bird. lol.
    oops. But it seems to be doing great.
     
  7. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very unlikely that you will be able to hatch them both... It has been done before, but they had to have a lot of help. You'll just have to wait and see how it goes. I've got a twin chick in my incubator too. I'm hoping at least one of them survive. Good luck :D
     

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