Hatching chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amora02, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Amora02

    Amora02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am incubating eggs which have been in the incubator for 17 days. I just candled them and there is only an air cell visable in all of them. I put a non slip surface on the bottom of the incubator and I was just wondering how to go about lockdown
    BTW I am hatching 8 eggs
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    When you say there is only an air cell visible, the egg is filled with black as well isn't it?
     
  3. Amora02

    Amora02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes there is only black visable.
     
  4. Amora02

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    Oh and the air cell of course
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds good. Are they the right size? Have they started to draw down? What humidity have you been running at? Check the chart. If the aircells are the right size, you can lay the eggs on their side. If you think they are too small, you can put them upright in a carton. That's assuming that your incubator has enough head room, and the heating element won't create too much heat for them if they are in cartons. Have you read Hatching Eggs 101 in the learning center. Lots of good info there.
     
  6. Amora02

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    The air cells look to be about the size of a 10 cent piece (Australian 10c) and from growing charts that i have haad a look at, they seem to be at the right stage
     

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