I saw chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yotetrapper, May 8, 2008.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    I candled some of my eggs on day 4 and saw nothing. So I kinda thought it was gonna be a bust. This is my first time. So I left them in there and forgot about them, only glancing at temp and humidity a couple times a day. Yesterday was day 10, so I candled. And I saw chicks!!!! I didnt count, but about 3/4 I think.

    I could see the veins and the little chicks floating around in there!! Some eggs I couldnt tell for sure, so I left them all in there. I'll candle again on day 15, and throw out the ones I know are bad then. I saw some I believe are infertile, and some others that had a ring around the inside of the egg? Bad eggs I think...

    Was so neat seeing the chicks, now I'm excited all over again!!!
  2. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    You often don't see anything in the first few days , the ring is probably a bacterial ring , if you look on the candling pictures in the learning centre of BYC you can find pictures of this to compare with
    Good luck ! [​IMG]

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