First Time Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantamMom13720, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. BantamMom13720

    BantamMom13720 In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2007
    Spotsylvania , VA
    This is my first time incubating eggs- 14 silkies that I got from a friend. When and How do I candle them? I don't want to wait 21 days and find out I have duds on my hands. They've been in the bator since Tuesday and in the meantime my Polish laid several, so I put them in also for a total of 18 eggs in there now.

    Can someone advise me? Thanks!
  2. chicks rule

    chicks rule Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    SW MO
    Hi, New to hatching myself, but, from what I have learned here around day seven is a good time to candle. Hopefully the pros will get on here and tell you more. Good luck with your hatch. My first hatch went bad, just set some Delaware eggs last night, hope I do better with them.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Hi, it would probably take alot of pages to give you alot of info. Or you can go to the home page and go to the learning center. This website has alot of information. Good luck! Karen
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yes, do a search for topics that you are seeking information on. A note though, be careful at continually adding eggs, the humidity requirements at the end are different so you don't want to short change your late hatchers.

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