January 2016 Hatch-Come Join Me

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by draye, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. beausonge

    beausonge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't candle until the 7th but am expecting low fertility due to the cold weather. I did check an egg by cracking prior to attempting this but...
     
  2. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying not to candle too much, but since I'm hand turning I can't help but grab a few at a time to check. Every egg I check is wiggling and dancing!
     
  3. TheLukeMeister

    TheLukeMeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! [​IMG] What day are you on? Be careful, I don't mean to be condescending or anything, but I candled way too much on my last incubation, and I dropped an egg that was developing great and I felt terrible.
     
  4. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 11. So much change and yet so far away! Yeah, I'd cry if I ever dropped a grower. [​IMG] The area the bator is set up makes the carpeted floor next to my bed my candling area. I'm afraid of butterfingers dropping eggs!
     
  5. TheLukeMeister

    TheLukeMeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Yeah. Ah, good. Yeah, I am too.
     
  6. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reached my hand under Rose today, one of my few winter layers, pulled out a lovely egg and proceeded to drop it. It hit the nest bar on the way down. Ugh!
     
  7. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've stuck eggs in my pajama pockets in the morning and cracked them against each other enough to finally beg my sister into sewing me up an egg/harvest apron. I love it!
     
  8. MindyNE

    MindyNE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are shipped. I have been reading a lot and everyone has an opinion. I waited 48 hrs and kept them upright in the bator. I will leave the ones with loose air cells upright and maybe let them hatch that way? I started to gently turn them this morning. I have a still air bator and I only added water yesterday when the humidity dropped below 25%, and only in one channel.
     
  9. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've filled my egg apron only to jump in the truck and crush them against the steering wheel.
     
  10. TheLukeMeister

    TheLukeMeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it's day 4 now and I just candled and I didn't see anything. I'm gonna wait a couple days before I candle again. Is it normal not being able to see anything at this stage?
     

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