help with candling please :)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by c0urtmarie, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. c0urtmarie

    c0urtmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I'm new to the incubating process and I candled my eggs last night and this is what I saw! Is this good or bad at 3 days?

    This is my most vibrant one!

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    Any help would be appreciated! Ty! :)
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    That egg should be good. I know the photo isn't that good but see the dark spot on top, that means it's fertile.
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  3. c0urtmarie

    c0urtmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my very first picture is a fertile one? What do you think about the other 3? They have discs but not as noticeable as my first egg
     
  4. c0urtmarie

    c0urtmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I have 4 eggs total in my incubator
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of them are. See that clear spot? That's the Albumen, the lighter yellow is the yolk and that dark spot is the germ spot. Where did you store them at and what was the temp?
     
  6. c0urtmarie

    c0urtmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekin layed her first egg on 11/13 I left it in her box in the best to see if she would sit on it but she didn't she was too busy with my other two... the temp was at least freezing level for the 11/13 one and it was left out for 2 days I'd say.. the next day there was another so I grabbed the first and the second and brought them in to room temperature. I got a 3rd egg then a 4th egg. I stopped there and started to incubate them this monday. The temp is 99 and my humidity is at about 65% right now I check it all the time.
     
  7. c0urtmarie

    c0urtmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one with no date on the egg felt the warmest when I got it out of the nest but was still cold.. does that have something to do with why it's more vibrant then the other 3?
     
  8. blooreo

    blooreo Out Of The Brooder

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    Wahooo mine all look like that too. I've just this minute put mine in the bator. Only my second time hatching, first time was when I was a kid and my mum did all the hard work now it's my turn [​IMG] am I right in believing anywhere between 35 and 55 for humidity? Ty [​IMG]
     
  9. c0urtmarie

    c0urtmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blooreo I have read 55-70% for the first majority of it... is this wrong?
     
  10. blooreo

    blooreo Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been reading up for weeks wanting to make sure to get it right and I've read so many different opinions I don't know what to think. The most regular was 35-55 for the first 18 days then rise to 70....hopefully someone else can enlighten us...
     

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