Hatch time. Strange final candling before lock down

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Farmer Kitty, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Tomorrow is day 18 for my chicken eggs. I decided to candle tonight so I could do it with the room good and dark. Some of the eggs are looking right where they should and others look to be only halfway? This whole hatch has been disappointing. I set 42 eggs. Ended up 6 were clear. I'm down to 13 eggs as the rest have quit at various stages. The ones looking halfway have good veins and I saw movement in some of them too. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  2. RonnieAtkeson

    RonnieAtkeson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2008
    Tahlequah Oklahoma
    Dont know what to say bout the underdeveloped eggs but 13 out of 42 is tough. I hope you get some quality chicks out of those 13 to make it worth the effort. I just did some candling on day 5 eggs that where shipped and had several i couldnt see any veining in. I realy want to hatch out some good bbs bantam orps. I got barred rock bantams in there also and dont know wich is wich so im hoping it was the orps with most the veining. Ill candle again in a few days before i toss any.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hard to say, Kitty. Some hatches don't work out, even when they seem to have gone according to plan as far as temp/humidity. I've had my not-so-great ones, too.
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    You can always put them in the hatcher and hope they are just a day or so behind. I've had some that had pipped internally in with eggs set at the same time that looked slower too.
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I locked down the bator for hatch. [​IMG] Either they make it or they don't, not much I can do. It is strange though as they were all collected and then set together. It is not a staggard hatch but, it sure looks like one.

    Cyn, I'm glad to hear you say you have some not so great hatches too. It gives us newbies to hatching a boost! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    They were due yesterday but, all they would do is talk--mostly to Kute Kitten.

    Today there's a pip!
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Crossed fingers and chicken chanting going on!
  8. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2008
    Many good hatching vibes your way.
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Thank you. Still at pip stage but, peeping to me.
  10. PeepMomma

    PeepMomma Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2009
    Edmonson Co. Kentucky
    Sending my best hatching vibes your way!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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