First timer!! Please help!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaDonna, May 25, 2016.

  1. MamaDonna

    MamaDonna New Egg

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    I picked up some eggs today thinking they were just laid, but upon candling, I've discovered they are probably at least 14 days along!
    Can someone give me an educated guess as to which day we're on? Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. MamaDonna

    MamaDonna New Egg

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    My pic didn't attach for some reason
     
  3. MamaDonna

    MamaDonna New Egg

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  4. FridayYet

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    Sorry, can't see your picture. You see development in the eggs?
     
  5. MamaDonna

    MamaDonna New Egg

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    Yes, I do! It's quite dark in there and I can see the embryos moving around.
     
  6. FridayYet

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    Oh wow. The seller must have taken them out from under a broody.

    You could just wait for the first external pip and then up your humidity/lockdown the incubator then.

    Good luck!
     
  7. MamaDonna

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    Thank you so much for your reply, do you have any idea how far off they might be?
     
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