Follow a teen's journey in hatching buff eggs!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by beneduck14, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome everyone to my first hatch-a-long! I will be hatching 25 [COLOR=FF8C00]Buff Orpingtons[/COLOR] for a project, if interested you can check out my thread you can find by going to my profile, and I want people to just to follow along with me and help me out with tips and advice. This is my 3rd time hatching but the most i've had were [COLOR=006400]6[/COLOR] eggs so this is a huge [COLOR=0000CD]leap of faith[/COLOR] for me and for some reason i'm scared that I won't be able to handle so many! You will follow me from day 0 to the end with candling pictures, thoughts, and questions. Anytime you are free to "unsubscribe" to this thread, don't worry I won't track you down. Just have fun with me as I incubate and name all 25 chicks! ___________________________________________________________ 12/21- Incubator pre heated and humidity set. 12/22- [​IMG] [​IMG] :bun [COLOR=FF8C00]Buff[/COLOR] eggs obtained from craigslist, had to drive over an hour since there were no other place in this cold season!!Eggs set in the room for about 30-40 minutes before marking an "[COLOR=800080]X[/COLOR]" and "[COLOR=800080]O[/COLOR]" on each side (for the sake of remembering which side to turn the egg to) and set down inside the incubator. Had a little trouble with high [COLOR=000080]humidity[/COLOR] to 70% and low [COLOR=FF0000]temp[/COLOR][COLOR=0000FF]eratures[/COLOR] but soon settled after an hour. My cat won't stop looking at the eggs with hungry eyes. 12/23 - Had some trouble with temperatures again this morning but I think it's doing well for now. Day 1 candling! Nothing to see except for a dark area where the chick's eyes and nervous systems are forming. [​IMG] 12/24 - Incubator temperatures and humidity all stabilized! Whew, stayed up all night adjusting to the perfect 99.5 F. Day 2 candling! A more organized and centered dark mass formed. The Heart and ears will be formed today! [​IMG] Day 3 candling!! Here is one egg that showed veining and the heart... but why don't the other show anything?? Someone please help I feel stressed. [​IMG] [​IMG] If you look closely you can see :) Warning, graphic images! . . . . . . . . . I won't be updating..this is a failed hatch for me. Only 7 egs remain alive. I eggtopsied 3 just now and here are some pictures. Egg #1. What the heck am I seeing [​IMG] Egg #2 perfectly healthy... Don't know why it died :( [​IMG] Egg #3 Stuck to shell even though I turn 3 times a day? His heart was outside of the body, does anyone know why? [​IMG]
     
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  2. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Huh? how does Obama fit in?

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
     
  3. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no oh no oh no. This is day 0 and I already screwed up. The temperature was alright this afternoon but I just checked and it was almost 106 F. Is this alright considering there were no significant development yet?!?
     
  4. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read the disclaimer on the top :). I honestly just did this to get people to look but I guess I should change it..
     
  5. Thenewgoat

    Thenewgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    I had quail eggs get to 106 two times in 5 days and half of the 42 i can see good veins in lots are to dark to see in. I also had 50 chicken eggs do this so many times i could not count and even drop to 86 for a day and i put 34 in lock down 2 days ago they should hatch tomorrow or Christmas Eve
     
  6. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! Well I hope you have a good hatch, tell me how it goes and the results *fingerscrossed
     
  7. Thenewgoat

    Thenewgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled last night and all but 7 out of 42 had veins at day 6
     
  8. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a huge relief for me too. Guess I'll stop worrying and just wait to day 3 to see. Thanks for replying!
     
  9. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know why some eggs develop faster then others? Just candled and I only see two eggs with mini veins and others don't
     
  10. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just set my eggs today! Would love to follow how yours do. I had an incident with my last hatch, only one out of 36 eggs hatched, and it was of course a rooster lol. I hope everything goes well with your hatch [​IMG]
     

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