First time hatching eggs!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazyeggs, May 18, 2011.

  1. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I have my first batch of eggs in the incubator and scheduled to go on lock down in 2 days at which time I am planning to candle and toss any that are not growing. Is it OK to leave them if I am not sure? I have read horror stories of eggs exploding and contaminating the others. Any thoughts and advise would be great [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BackYard Chickens crazyeggs! [​IMG]


    Yes, you can leave any you are not sure about. [​IMG] Eggs generally will not

    get to the 'Explosive' point with-in 21 days. I have had one egg

    explode in my incubator before, and it was around day 27-28.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
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  3. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks:) I have 2 or three I am sure are going good but others that I believe have stopped. I hate to toss being my first go around.
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    How many eggs do you have?
     
  5. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a total of 21. 9 going on lockdown in 2 days in one incubator and the other 12 in a homemade incubator going in lock down in 4 days. The second batch has maybe one that is not growing while the rest look great.
     
  6. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. thegibbys

    thegibbys Out Of The Brooder

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    lock them all down.... I made the terrible mistake of tossing aside an egg I swore had no movement. when I broke it open it was gasping for air. that was day 17. I will never toss again until day 23 or so.
     
  8. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your advice.
    I am going to just leave them all and see. I can't wait to see what I get. I have a mix flock of Hens, 2 Barred Rock, a New Hampshire Red, a Rhode Island Red and a white leghorn in with a Speckled Sussex Rooster.
     
  9. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in lockdown now on one incubator and I ended up candling and tossing the ones that were iffy. It left me with only 2 eggs one I know for sure and the other I am about 80%. I did open up the others and they had all quit early on:(
     
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