First time incubating... I can see veins!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kathrynmodra, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Kathrynmodra

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    Ok so this is my first time incubating. A few months ago I purchased an incubator, but I was too nervous to try it in case I did something wrong so I just brought chicks. I purchased more chicks 5 days ago and the lady gave me 4 araucana eggs. I decided to put them in the incubator. I can't believe it but I candled them today (day 4) and I can see veins in one of them! I am soooo excited. The others are a slightly darker shade so hard to see. I make out a two toned dark ring. It hard to explain. I think I can see a couple of tiny viens in one of the dark rings. But the other 2 nothing. All I can say is they all look very different to a shop brought egg.

    I hope this works out, I'd love to see a chick hatch!

    When should i candle again so i can be sure they are all developing?
     
  2. Animal lover342

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    Maybe in four or five days. You should definitely see veins by then in the others if they are fertile.
     
  3. Happy Camper

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    Congrats! Incubating is sooooooo exciting! You should see veins clearly on day 7 , but please wait until day 10 to discard undeveloped ones. Just to be extra sure!
     
  4. Kathrynmodra

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    Thanks I'll do that. It's going to be a long few days waiting!
     
  5. Kathrynmodra

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    Here is my day 4 pic of the veins. Im so excited because I can see it in ALL the eggs. Now the incubator is tightly shut. No more peeking until day 10. Its going to be a long 6 days [​IMG]


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  6. Animal lover342

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    Well that's great news. I hope everything works out for you :)
     
  7. Happy Camper

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    How is everything going?:D
     
  8. Kathrynmodra

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    Fantastic! 3 little chicks hatched yesterday and overnight. They hatched so well and it was a text book hatch. They are healthy and strong little chicks and totally adorable. My kids watched 2 of them enter the world and were amazed, it was such a wonderful experience for all of us. One egg quit at around 5 days development, and i disposed of it prior to lockdown. So 3 out of 4 for our first attempt!

    Thanks for following up, I am so happy to tell out news to anyone who will listen :)
     
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