incubating and hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yasmin, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. yasmin

    yasmin Out Of The Brooder

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    I have bought a new incubator and put my buff orpington eggs in and its day 3 and i want to candle my eggs but not sure what to look for or even if its too early to candle yet can anybody tell me please!!!
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Generally I wait until day 5 or 7 to candle. You will see "spider webs" on the inside. Thats the baby chicks blood vessels. If the embryo has died you will see a blood ring in the egg. Oh and dont for get to remove rotten eggs before they explode.
     
  3. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I generally hold off until day 7, then candle again on day 14, and then on day 18, right before I lock the incubator down. If there is no veining in eggs, I take those eggs out at day 14. Good luck!
     
  4. yasmin

    yasmin Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou for replying i am just so worried i spent alot of money on the incubator and its my first time and keep looking at the eggs making sure the temperature is right and i want to see whats happening inside.
     
  5. yasmin

    yasmin Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a pair of buff orpingtons and a light sussex which isnt laying at the moment and a dark brown hen someone gave me and she lays light blue eggs dont know the breed but the question is ive seen the buffs mating but never with the other 2 but i have 3 of the brown hens eggs in the incubator do you think im worrying for nothing my husband thinks i am.
     

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