Given birth to 4 healthy sons but incubating eggs....yikes!!

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  1. texastinsel

    texastinsel Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello yall!! I am a bit overwhelmed...hilarious coming from a mom to four sons ranging in age from 4 - 16! Yet, no matter how much I research poultry breeds, directions for incubating, candling, hatching, etc...the more I become the proverbial 'Mother Hen!' with my chicken eggs.

    Any advice on candling will be greatly appreciated. I have searched through a gazillion posts/photos on here as well as the internet at large, and am still struggling with which ones are viable in my incubator. It breaks my heart to have to discard any, although I am also eeeked-out by the thought of one exploding. Three eggs thus far have had to be disposed.

    I am hooked on this forum! My husband and sons think it's hilarious that I oooh and aaah over the mere splendid variation in egg color. God is good and full of many a splendor!

    God bless
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Hi there! [​IMG] And welcome to you [​IMG] You'll get better responses to your concerns if you post your question under the "Incubating" section (look in the Index). Wish I could help, but I've never gone that route for chicks before (although I can imagine how stressful it must be).
     
  3. texastinsel

    texastinsel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I will do just that and hopefully will get some responses. [​IMG]
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't been brave enough to incubate.... & my husband says no more this year anyway!
    God is good... all the time!
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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. I use a bright LED flashlight that I got from dollar general for candling & it works well enough I can see through dark Easter Egger eggs. I try not to candle until day 7, though, & if there are any that I'm unsure about I leave them in the incubator (as long as they don't have an odor, though) until day 14 (when I candle again). The exploding ones are bad, though. We had a goose egg to burst this year & that was the worst smell ever [​IMG] Thankfully, we only ended up losing one egg because of it, & the smell was gone after airing the house out for a couple of hours.
    Have you checked out the candling thread on here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876 Lots of great pics on it.
    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  7. texastinsel

    texastinsel Out Of The Brooder

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    Weimermama,

    Thanks! I have read and reread that thread so many times....I think I may actually be overthinking it all. [​IMG] Where in Alabama? Weather crazy there right now?
     
  8. texastinsel

    texastinsel Out Of The Brooder

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    chi-rn,

    Yes! My husband is wondering why in the world I have so many eggs in the incubator!!! Well....with my four sons and his son....we consume lots of eggs! Hopefully, this will be a great endeavor:D
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:SE Alabama. It's been very hot & humid & I can't wait for wintertime [​IMG]
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     

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