*Getting kinda worried...*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tripp16, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok so I have 13 silkie eggs in the incubator and I candled them yesterday being day 4. I only candled two but the two I candled didn't look like much.

    Is there anything I should look for. Don't worry I haven't opened the incubator since yesterday. It's day 5 today. [​IMG]

  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    wait till day 7
  3. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    wait till at least day 7 day 10 is better though
  5. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Songster

    Sep 23, 2011

    Agreed, just let them be for a few days. It's really too early to determine anything for sure.

  6. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok I will wait. Patience is Something I need help with! LOL
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Songster

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Once you gain some experience, you will learn to see things at 3 days. But until then, I agree 5-10 is better.

    I candle white eggs at 3 days and see results, but I've been doing it for years. When I do candle I lay a small towel over a section of eggs and keep them warm while candling a group and then move on . I figure better safe than sorry and keep them from getting a chill.

    9 times out of 10 a few will be infertile no matter what. We just set 10 quail and 8 are good.
    Shipped eggs the # of fertile will go down.

    opening the incubator isn't that bad a thing. :) Those of us who hand turn open it 3-5 times a day. [​IMG] It's after they've pipped you shouldn't open it.
  9. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:Ok Ill just wait until saturday which is day 7 and candle again. I PRAY I see something!! [​IMG]

  10. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    I wouldn't worry too much! My eggs I recieved I thought I had only 1 grower later on I found out I had quite a few more! Now I have to explain that to my DH lol

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