January 2016 Hatch-Come Join Me

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

  1. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I've read that day 10 is the best time to candle. I know a lot of folks that candle at day 4 and can see things fine.

    I waited until day 9 and saw mine pretty good.
     
  2. TheLukeMeister

    TheLukeMeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, okay. I'm just worried I have a bunch of infertile eggs. I did crack one open (not an incubated one, but one that came from the hen that I'm hatching from) and it was fertile.[​IMG]

    I'm probably gonna candle ("officially") around day 7 to 10.
     
  3. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of my Day 4 eggs. This egg came from my hatchery Jungle Fowl hen and is brown in color. It may be a bit hard to see because it is so early in the incubation process but the veins are there!
     
  4. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam Crevecoeur laid an egg today so I decided to incubate along with the others I set 5 days ago. Probably not a great idea but we recently got rid of our Barred Rock and Naked Neck roosters and I'm crossing my fingers for one of them to be the daddy. I'm a huge fan of Naked Necks and the Barred happens to be my favorite color/pattern in a chicken :)
     
  5. TheLukeMeister

    TheLukeMeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, I see. Maybe I should use a brighter flashlight?
     
  6. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A brighter flashlight would help but if you are patient enough, like Draye said day 10 is the best day to candle :)
     
  7. TheLukeMeister

    TheLukeMeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, maybe I should wait... But I'm too impatient :3
     
  8. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will join you- doing my first staggered hatch. So I'll need to make a hatcher in about 16 daysdays. So far I have 12 silkie eggs set on the 4th, and more eggs en route
     
  9. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  10. Shadow722

    Shadow722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to start mine Sunday and that should put me with a Jan 29th hatch date.

    I'm going to incubate:
    Blue Splash Marans
    Blue Marans
    Blue Wheaton Marans
    Black Copper Marans
    Blue Copper Marans only a little Copper not sure how much copper it may go away.
    Olive eggers

    Then start a second run about 5 days after the first one starts.
     
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