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HOW MANY OF THEM LIVE???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Justino, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    how many like 50% of eggs make it? i am getting like 6-10 silkie eggs and i am wondering how many will live...ok thanks and 1 more thing, what is candeling?
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's random. There are just too many factors to figure in with eggs, like fertility, genetics, nutrition, shipping, incubator, heat, humidity etc.

    Candling is shinning a light through an egg to see the development of the embryo.
     
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    ok thats what i thought [​IMG] .... thanks! [​IMG] IM SOOOO EXITED I TO GET MY EGGS!!!
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    On that many eggs you could be a low as zero or high as all ten hatching. The biggest factor is usually the postal system.
     
  5. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been told by sellers that I should expect shipped eggs to have a 30-50% hatch rate, this is if the incubation process goes well.

    This has been my experience, I received 30 standard chicken eggs and had 13 hatch (although 2 had serious problems and didn't make it)

    and I received 14 silkie eggs and had 9 hatch, same thing 2 with problems didn't make it
    so in my experience I'll rely on the 30-50% hatch rate [​IMG]
     
  6. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    whats candeling used for? eggs coming on Mon now....bad weather ruins everything!
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your going to be candling your eggs to make sure the embryos or chicks are growing......You turn your eggs 3 times a day, and off number of times not even like 2....day 7 using a candler or good flashlight with the room darkened to see the growth in the egg...you should see veins and an eye on day 7...by day 14 when you candle your chick should be darkening mass and you see movement...by day 18 when you candle the chick will be large, moving sometimes and your air cell should be visible at the large end of the egg...

    You always take out eggs that are clear, that means there is no growth happening, if you are uncertain leave the egg til day 14 by then you will know for sure if nothing is growing in the egg...

    Everyone is right...with shipped eggs you take a chance of none hatching or just a percentage....I've had 90% down to none with shipped eggs...

    At the top of the page here there is a Learning Center thread...click that...lots of helpful information on your first hatching and candling....or just asked all of us will help you as much as we can...
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2008

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