First time incubator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by XcluckyX, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. XcluckyX

    XcluckyX Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone, so it's my first time incubating and I've been turning them 3 times a day. Lastnight which was day 3 I decided to candle a them but it doesn't look like anythings in there ;-( Should I just give up and take them out or should I leave them and keep turning them and see what happens? I kinda feel disappointed like I'm wasting my time ;-(
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd suggest giving them at least until day 10 before ditching them. Did you check that your eggs are fertile before putting some in the incubator?
     
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  3. XcluckyX

    XcluckyX Just Hatched

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    Update On My Eggs! Thanks CTKen for your advice I left the eggs and candled them again lastnight and they all have living chicks inside :) I'm so excited only 4days to go till lockdown I can't wait :)
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Great news!
     
  5. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 7 and it's driving me crazy I so want to see if everything is ok but scared to even open the incubator 3 more days and I'm praying I have some life signs
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  7. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well day 10 on my eggs our first hatch I am surprised that even so long that there are embryo signs. Out of 60+ eggs all over two weeks old and half from the fridge I have as best I could tell 41 good and growing about half from the fridge and most of the ones I had out are growing, or growing m guessing they are hell to tell with brown eggs! I did see veins and eyes in some and I had a great surprise one of the eggs my only EE (lost my hen ) is growing!! As is two of the 4 Dutch game hens. I think from my jumbo eggs I had 5 and two look ok. Now with Gods Will I'll have some surprises in about 11 now in a week last candling and lockdown. I actually feel like a kid waiting on Santa Clause lol
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Great news - it's gotta be the longest 21 days known to mankind eh? [​IMG]
     
  9. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It drove me crazy just waiting 10 days to candle now another 8 days to wait I know I'll pace a hole in the rug in front of the incubator by the time the first chick emerges lol
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Glad to see that you have some eggs developing. Never give up before a week, preferably 10 days. I can usually see for certain development as early as day 3, in light colored eggs, but sometimes it takes a couple days longer, especially in darker or more porous eggs. I candle on a daily basis. I just hit Day 3 with my silkie eggs and I can say for certain there are 15 developing, one that I know started but may have already quite and 6 that appear to be clear, however, those 6 will stay in until at least day 7 when I mark my air cells.

    Best of luck to you.
     

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