First Time Incubating Eggs

sswee391

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Hello! This is my first time incubating chicken eggs (or eggs in general). I was given the eggs last Friday and was told I could just put them under a 40-watt bulb. I did that and noticed the eggs were not getting warm, so I bought an incubator. I put the eggs in the incubator last night. My question is, do I count last week in the 21 days or start it last night/today? I want to make sure I'm not flipping them when I shouldn't be. Thanks for your help!
 

sswee391

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Sep 19, 2019
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You should candle them and see if there is any development, and we can usually get a rough guesstimate as to how old they are by candling pics.

Sounds good! I will open up the egg candler I just got and see how it works. :) Is there a website you recommend with good pictures of what they look like at each age?
 

Punkybrewster

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Good incubator. Sometimes folks run out and grab the least expensive ones that set them up for failure when it comes to hatching.
With the candler and a good incubator, youre well on your way to success.
 

Punkybrewster

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This is what i have available at the moment.
 

sswee391

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Sep 19, 2019
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Good incubator. Sometimes folks run out and grab the least expensive ones that set them up for failure when it comes to hatching.
With the candler and a good incubator, youre well on your way to success.
That's really good to know!! The one thing I can't figure out about the incubator is how it flips the eggs...
 

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