Day 7 Candling UPDATE: Day 12

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Majestic Lane Poultry, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    I candled last night as I needed to add water and here are the results so far:

    BBS Orpingtons: 8/16
    Black Rosecombs: 6/6
    Silkies: 6/7
    California White Crosses: 7/8
    Dark Brahma Bantams: 4/5

    I might have a better ratio on the BBS's. I did not use the brightest light.

    I am just so excited I had to share. I have let momma raise chicks all my life but this is the first time I have used an incubator.

    When I was a kid, one of my jobs was to spinkle and turn hundred's of eggs at a time in my great grandparents dirt floor basement but that was just work. This is pleasure!

    Edited due to the fact that I cannot count to 42!
     
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  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    Congrats!!!! I hope I have as good as % as you when I candle my 25 eggs.
     
  3. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
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    Pretty good so far![​IMG]
     
  4. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
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    I can hardly wait.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Good on you, sounds like it might even get better! Yay! [​IMG]
     
  6. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool! I'm candeling tonight. Looking forward to seeing something good!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is hard to get a good view of brown eggs anyway. I would wait and redo the Orpingtons on day 10. They should be bigger and you'll be able to get a better view. I am always very excited to candle. My kids and hubby could care less.
     
  8. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Quote:I know. I have become chicken obsessed thanks in part to my BYC enablers. Anything new that happens makes me so happy.

    Maybe I need a life???????? Naaah. I already have a great one.
     
  9. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Day 12:

    BBS Orpington: 9/16
    Black Rosecombs: 6/6
    Dark Brahma Bantams: 4/5
    BBS Silkies: 6/7
    California White x Buff Orp Cross: 7/8

    So basically I am happy. I opened all 10 of the culls last night. 9 had no development (infertile or scrambled cells maybe) and one had a blood ring.

    This is so different than when I let the mommas do it. I just leave them alone unless I smell something foul. LOL. Now I cannot keep my head away from the plexiglass. Oh the things I find enjoyment in...[​IMG]
     

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