Day 8 - Cayuga Eggs - Seen MOVEMENT!!

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  1. kcollins

    kcollins Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this normal? I read you weren't supposed to see movement until around day 12. 3 of 6 were squirming around while candling tonight. [​IMG] This is my first incubator hatch and I can't believe how giddy I am about them! LOL
     
  2. duckyfromoz

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    Completely normal.
    I can see the heart beat at day 4, I have some on day 8 right now too...and they arent moving around the egg so much yet- But you sure can see them in the middle middle of the network of veins they kind of move their little tails around a bit. My biggest embryo is already nearly a centimetre long already!! I can clearly see the eye - aas its the black dot up one end- they sure do grow out of proportion to begin with.


    Good luck with your eggs..
     
  3. kcollins

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    Thanks! I was so geeked to know I have at least 3 alive ones. I have been having such a hard time with my incubator keeping a regulated temp for some reason. It is a miracle they have made it this far.
    Good luck with your eggs as well. [​IMG]
     
  4. duckyfromoz

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    I have been running mine almost constanly since August last year - I had a few issues in the beginning- but have prety much tweeked things to how I think works best. There are so many variables - but sometimes when you least expect it...An egg you think has died- pips and you remember that all the stress and worry really is worth it.
     

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