First time incubating and candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by retiredwithchicks, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Byrdstown, TN
    I am doing my first hatching. I put 23 eggs in the incubator on the 11th of April and have candled them tonight. Have one blood ring, one no go, and 20 live babies, and one that is olive green that I cannot see into! All but 5 of these are RIR's, 2 Pearl White Leghorns, 3 mutts of EE x RIR or EExWhite Leg. The light area of most all the eggs was very large, at least one third of the egg. Is this good or bad? Worry about the moisture/humidity since won't have my meter until this weekend. Temps have been very good at 99-100 the entire time. I live a distance from somewhere to get a meter so am making a trip to do that this weekend. Definitely want one before the last three days.

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