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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckmeister, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. duckmeister

    duckmeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candled yet?
     
  2. Joyryder

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled tonight - Day 7 was good
    I set a total of 31 eggs
    12 B/B/S Ameraucanas 2 had blood rings - tossed
    All 8 blue EEs are developing
    Of the 10 brown mix OE's and Marans - 1 brown egg had seepage and a crack - tossed it
    The rest of the brown eggs I couldn't see through
    So I now have 27 in an incubator that holds 24, I just left out the dividers to make them fit.


    Well we all had some good news. Now its the waiting game again. I will probably wait until the 14th to candle again.

    My new coop is almost finished. I debating what paint to use on the floor. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Joyryder

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I did.
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    What kind of floor do you have?
     
  5. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never done dark eggs but I heard that if you take two flashlights and hold one on each end of the egg, you can do better candling. Good luck.

    I thought so! Just making sure!
     
  6. duckmeister

    duckmeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Joyryder, glad you still have 27 good ones.

    And RubyNala, i'm lucky to hold one flashlight and one egg to get an egg candled, how would i go about holding 2 flashlights?:rolleyes:
     
  7. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a good question! Maybe lay the egg on a towel and hold one up to each end? If I can remember the person who suggested it, I will ask.
     
  8. Joyryder

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do you candle? I use to worry about cooling off the eggs too much. But recently I learned the chicks could get a cool down period each day. Simulates the hen getting off the nest to eat, drink and poop.
     
  9. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. I usually candle every other night, quickly. (I know, I'm bad) Mark air cells on 7,14 & 21.
     
  10. duckmeister

    duckmeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Four more moons and my chick-less days will be over! :)
     

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