Day 2 of incubating or??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lydiagirl99, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello ! So right now I'm incubation around 18 eggs. All of which are from my own chickens except 4 of them. 2 silkie eggs and 2 silkie crosses. Well.. I was candling my older eggs and couldn't help but to candle these 4 little guys,too. The silkies, you couldn't see really anything besides maybe the yolk taking different shape but... when I candled the silkie corsses, to my surprise, I could see everything. Spider veins and in one of them, the little embryo . I didn't take pictues of this egg but can if needed. Anyway. These eggs are supposed to be on day 2 today.. but. The lady I got them from has a broody hen. Think maybe she had, had those 2 eggs under there longer than they knew about ? The silkie eggs were in the fridge when I got them but the crosses came from the coop and that same day, I put them into the bator. I took some pictures. I edited them to make it more clear of whats being shown.
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  2. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to incubating, on my first run myself, but I'm curious what others will say.... my guess is maybe the eggs are a little further along...
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Well, silkie eggs can and do sometimes develop faster. Many experience the bantam breeds hatching a day earlier than their standards, and some don't. My silkie hatch from my shipped eggs at the beggining of the spring, I had 2 that by the end of day two were really developed farther than I expected. Mind you, my incubator does run a bit warm, so my hatches are a couple days early. Usually I see good development day 3 even in my standard eggs. I did wonder if the two that seemed a bit advanced for day 2 had a bit of preincubation before getting shipped, but they developed fine and hatched fine.

    This is one of them at day 2
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    This is generally what I see the first 5 days:
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  5. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've sometimes seen development on day 3 in my really light colored eggs, but not day 2. Could be they're developing really fast but I have my suspicions that the broody hen may have sat on them for a day or two. Plus, they're silkie crosses so not full bantam. Thank you very much, though ! I guess as long as they're doing good, that's what matters :)
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's my take on it...lol I had the same suspicions with mine. I don't know for sure, but they were all small about the same size and those two were excellerated. I rotate my eggs in the bator so that I cut down on any egg sitting in a warm/cool spot for any length of time, so I know it shouldn't have been that possibility.
     

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