Day 7- I candled, doesn't look so good...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken_china_mom, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    I really am trying to do everything right. I keep the temp stable, I add the water every 3 days, or as it evaporates and is needed, and I turn them gently 2 to 3 times each day, but when I went to candle them tonight I only saw one that for sure looks like it has veins starting. A few of them were still completely clear. I am going to wait until day 13 and try to candle them quickly and see if I have anything. At this point though it isn't looking so good. This is my first time using an incubator. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong or not. Whoever reads this, send some good hatching vibes my way, please! I could use them! [​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Good luck!

    Lots of factors go into hatching chicks, but I'd keep up as you are and don't toss anything till day 14.
  3. Shay1327

    Shay1327 Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    Franklinville, NY
    I had a similar problem on Saturday (my day 7) when I candled. I had one Polish egg that definately had veins and small movements. Some of my darker eggs I couldn't see much but the air sacs were bigger. But I'm pretty much waiting it out, hopefully its just my untrained eye missing something. I wish you the best of luck, keep your hopes up!!!

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