Yesterday was the first day for my next batch. I set them Friday...but never count the day of set. I have Jumbo Brown, Fawns(golden red), and Fawns x Whites. Looking forward to the hatch. And yours as well!
Thought i'd have a quick try at candling my eggs today (Day 7) I know its meant too be difficult but could not resist!
. Anyway good job i did as one was cracked and oozing, so out that went. Then the one next to it had ooze on it so carefully checked it but it definitely had a blood ring, so down to 10! But i DEFIANTLY saw at least 9 moving chicks or blood vessels. So looking good. Can't wait for hatch day!
One question though a couple looked like their air cells were at the small end of the egg. Will this be a problem come hatch day? At the moment they are sitting with small end down, should i turn these ones over so the air cell is up? or should i just lie all of the on their sides for lockdown? Any ideas?
I'm a bit of a n00b myself, but they should be fine in the incubator for a few hours until they dry off and fluff up a bit - just don't leave them too long - they need food and water much sooner than chicken chicks.