*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

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    wait till day 7
     
  3. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
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    Quote:x2
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    wait till at least day 7 day 10 is better though
     
  5. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Songster

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:x2

    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

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  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
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    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.

    Also,
    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.

    Also,
    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

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    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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