Day 12

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by insmokesimage, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. insmokesimage

    insmokesimage Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is day 12 in the bator and this is my first time.I just candled my eggs today and saw big dark blobs and only two of the 26 eggs had movement. What do you think? Do they move all the time? I know they would need rest and sleep. How often should I candle them?
     
  2. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say at day 12 with blobs in every egg you are doing well. They say you should candle on day 7, 14, and 19 (just before lockdown), but I know people who candle more frequently (every day even) with no problems. You do risk dropping or bumping every time you take them out though, so be careful. There are a few threads on what to look for when here if you do some hunting, but I'd say you're probably good at this point!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    x2 I wish you the best with your hatch!! What breeds have you got in there?
     
  5. insmokesimage

    insmokesimage Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
  6. insmokesimage

    insmokesimage Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Golden Sex Link and 2 Silver Phoenix and 2 African Goose. However my husband did crack the shell of one of my Phoenix eggs. Hope it will be okay.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    have you used candle wax to seal the cracks..... african geese! how cool!
    also I would put it in a cup or something just in case it would explode in the bator!
     

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