Incabating eggs for hatching out the refridgerator......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aclaytor, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. aclaytor

    aclaytor New Egg

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    I've read lots of stuff on this, I have to try this because "Dogs" got in my coop and joy killed every chicken and guinea I had . I raised Dominque's and they got all 28 of them. It was very sad to walk out and see this. I had 16 eggs in the refridgerator and 2 out of the nest to try to incabate. I hope to get a few out of this experment. If not back to the zero and start all over....I will keep everyone updated. I tried to candle theming after 7 days but being brown eggs I could'nt tell...so keep fingers crossed for me ....A Claytor Chatham Virginia
     
  2. Billyj

    Billyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. Same thing happened to me. Good luck and hope it all works out for you.
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    [​IMG] and so sorry this had to be your first post [​IMG]
    Many people have done this and had chicks hatch. Lots of good hatching vibes your way! [​IMG]
     
  4. aclaytor

    aclaytor New Egg

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    thxs for the well wishes...I will keep all updated on eggs
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I have hatch eggs that have been in refridgerator. Lot of time its better than those not.
     
  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and sorry for your loss. I lost a couple to the neighbor's dogs late last year and it is a horrible feeling.

    On the candling, have you looked at the sticky on candling eggs? (I think it is the first one in the incubating eggs section). It is a great set of photos, showing what they should look like at each day of incubation. I just went into lockdown on my first hatch ever so I am far from an expert on incubating. The first time I candled, I saw a dark blob but wasn't sure if it was the yolk or a fetus. However when I compared to those photos, I realized what I was seeing was a fetus - and then it moved! You should be able to see into brown eggs unless they are really dark like a Marans egg (although some say with a bright enough light you can even candle Marans eggs). If you are not seeing anything, you might try a brighter light. I invested in a little Maglight from Walmart that I'm really happy with.
     
  7. aclaytor

    aclaytor New Egg

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    I agree with you....I thank GOD everyday I wake up...
     

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