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Is it time to give up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ruriksson, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. ruriksson

    ruriksson Chirping

    Jan 22, 2012
    Los Angeles
    This is my first incubation. I bought some eggs on eBay. I was too cheap to crack one open to check for the blastoderm. Now on day 4, there is still no veining whatsoever in any of the eggs. (Was I just sent a bunch of supermarket eggs?) My temps have been consistent between a low of 98F at night and 101F during the day. Humidity is constant between 50-55%. I'm hand turning 4 -5 times daily.

    I also don't see a bacteria ring either. Everything is clear like the eggs from my refrigerator.

    At what point does it become dangerous to keep going, as in, I open the incubator and have eggs explode in my face?

    BTW, I'm using an LED (6 white LEDs) flashlight and toilet paper tube. This is enough light, correct? If you can see with a "candle"....

    Thanks for the advise.

  2. You are no where near anything blowing up! In my first candling episode, I gave up on day five and set them aside to feed my dog and didn't open one till the next day. They were all growing and I killed them!!!! Most people wait at least 8 days to be safe.

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