HELP PLEASE! I'm a first timer!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChelseaCoetzer, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. ChelseaCoetzer

    ChelseaCoetzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all

    So yesterday one of my aunts chickens laid an egg but they aren't broody at all. So my aunt would usually eat them but I was staying with her so I decided to try out incubating with hot water bottle and a pillow case. So far I think all is fine. The egg is only 2 days old so when i tried candling I didn't really see anything but I'm soo worried about this little thing. I'm already back home with it and my aunt lives 8 hours away so the egg had an 8 hour drive. Anyway here is a pic... Is that a bloodline or something. Ohkay nevermind I don't know how to put a pic on

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/108674_egg.jpg there's a link I hope.


    PLEASE REPLY QUICKLY!
     
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  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    First question... Is there a rooster in with the hen?
     
  3. ChelseaCoetzer

    ChelseaCoetzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes! His name is Jacob:)
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    ok. the egg needs to be at around 100 degrees for 21 days, needs to be turned at least 3-5 times a day. I don't know if you can do that for that long without an incubator....
     
  5. ChelseaCoetzer

    ChelseaCoetzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Fahrenheit or Celcius?
     
  6. ChelseaCoetzer

    ChelseaCoetzer Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the egg okay? Is it fertile ? Can you see the picture?
     
  7. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Too soon to tell, what country are you in? Farenheit
     
  8. ChelseaCoetzer

    ChelseaCoetzer Out Of The Brooder

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    South Africa...When should I post another picture?
     
  9. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I usually candle at 9 days. The breeds I am usually hatching are hard to see thru the dark shells.
    I hope it goes well for you, there may be someone else here that can see something sooner, buy I am not good at interpreting egg pics, sorry
     
  10. ChelseaCoetzer

    ChelseaCoetzer Out Of The Brooder

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    well thank you. I definitely will post at 9 days again![​IMG]
     

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