Hatching Question.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkypie, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!

    Yesterday was day 18 of my first ever hatch. I candled them and I saw a dark mass but nothing else. Could this be a chicky?
    I have seen pics of what a day 18 candling looks like but I don't see the silhouette of a chicken in the egg. Could this mean bad news?

    I have a feeling none will be hatching [​IMG]

    But I'm still waiting!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    On day 18, I rarely see the outline of a chick. The egg is so full, it just ends up looking like a dark mass.

    You only have 3 days left so hang in there and leave that bator lid shut! [​IMG]
     
  3. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What if the humidity goes down? should I lift the lid then fill it up or just let the humidity to what it wants?

    It's hard not to want to lift the lid.

    I can't wait!!
     

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