Day 5, Don't See A Thing...Wait a Minute

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by latebloomer, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    hi

    i have ten bbs orpingtons in a hova 1602n
    on the first night the power went out
    and the temp dropped to 86
    for the first four days i had trouble keeping
    the temperature up at 100
    it was often at 98

    humidity has been right around 50%

    i moved the h-bator and temperatures
    have stabilized

    but i candled with a led flashlight
    and i can't see squat

    this first timer, an acknowledged worrier
    is well, worried

    are they in there?
    what are they doing in there?

    i love them and want them to thrive

    is it time to start looking for new eggs?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  2. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would not worry yet... they say the best time to candle is between days 7-10, yours could be held back a day of 2 due to the drop in temp, so I would try not to worry and candle in a few days time.... Happy hatching vibes sent your way [​IMG]
     
  3. shookpoultry

    shookpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a look at this gif that I made that shows what the chick is doing at each day in the egg.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. cartersmith

    cartersmith Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:WOW that is amazing
     
  5. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is some pretty good egg candling pictures at the beginning of the Incubating & Hatching eggs category. Well worth checking out.
     
  6. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    still don't see a thing at the endof the day
    so i'm trying to wait and not to worry
     
  7. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That is neat, are those all your pictures?
     
  8. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    took another look this morning.
    didn't see anything, or maybe, just maybe
    i saw something like what's in the 52 hour
    photo from the sticky by silkie chicken

    that would be in line with what teresa-78 was saying

    or maybe i was willing myself to see something
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  9. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Late, the flashlight your using can sit the aircell (rounded) side of your egg pretty well?? Do you see veins radiating inside the egg? If you see veins look in the middle of them where they connect at, there is where the embryo is forming. [​IMG] Please don't take your eggs out any more than necissary. I'd give them all 2 more days and try to candle them. By the 8th day you should be able to distinctly see the developing spot of the embryo with the veins.

    Good luck and happy hatching [​IMG]
     
  10. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    Quote:okay. i'll try and be patient.
     

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