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First Egg Setting Underway!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ClucksnDucksMI, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so excited! I just set my very first attempt at incubating and hatching eggs. I purchased a ProSeries Circulated Air Incubator, Model 4200. I did my test drive and all seems well.

    The temp is at 99.5 on the nose. My humidity is a bit too high, which I'm trying to work on. I just hard to share my excitement :) Any advice would be most appreciated.
     
  2. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations! Setting your first hatch is very exciting indeed, I remember that feeling well.

    The BYC has a number of great threads you may wish to read through to learn more and get a better feeling for what will happen over the next three weeks. See them at this link:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...hing-eggs-important-topic-index-please-review

    I wish you the best of luck, and a strong, healthy hatch of chicks.

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  3. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    Not so sure in a couple of my eggs in the incubator. I've never really cancelled before but something tells me these aren't good? We are at about 48ish hours[​IMG]
     
  4. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    This one has some strange air bubbles in it? [​IMG]
     
  5. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    And the same. Sorry for poor pictures. Using the iPhone.[​IMG]
     
  6. Pathfinders

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    48 hours seems a little early to candle I would think. I like to wait at least 7 days, if not longer. I would just leave them in the incubator for now and give them a chance to develop, rather than taking them out too often, which could interfere with their growth.
     
  7. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were these eggs shipped? Because that looks like it might be a damaged air cell from rough handling. If so, then the advice I have been able to find says you should leave it sit upright without being turned or disturbed at all for a couple of days to allow the air cell a chance to stabilize itself.
     
  8. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my first attempt i used a still air incubator and did everything that I wasn't supposed to and still hatched 15 out of 20 eggs!!!!!
     
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  9. ClucksnDucksMI

    ClucksnDucksMI Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs were bit shipped, all from my coop. I looked at them again tonight and the more I look at this one I don't really see a yolk. Going to give it the advised 7 days and remove if nothing by them. By the way, today I saw little beating hearts and veins! I am so excited!!!
     
  10. ClucksnDucksMI

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    Oops not shipped!
     

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