Just candled my first batch off eggs - Excited and confused

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yard full o' rocks, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK....I just "candled" my first ever batch of eggs (all Buff Orp so they are brown and a little hard to see thru). Before doing this, I have looked at all the BYC sites, Googled, etc, etc to learn as much as I could about what I should expect to see. I have 14 eggs in the incubator (it is a new Hovabator Genesis 1588 w/auto turner), and it appears to me that I have 14 eggs that ALL LOOK GOOD. We are at day 10, and on 12 of the 14 we definitely saw "movement" and a good air sac developing. The other 2 we are relatively sure we saw movement, it was slight, but no blood spots, no rings, no "infertile eggs". Is it possible that 100% of these are ok, or am I just not being critical enough of what I am seeing?? My wife and 2 boys were helping me and we all swear that they were moving...is it possible they are moving around on day 10? Help me out please!! I want to be excited, but, not prematurely. THANKS EVERYONE.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds to me like you have 14 good eggs. [​IMG]
    Now just keep everything where it should be. [​IMG]
    candle again on day 18 , by then the eggs should be mostly full and dark and all youll be able to see is a little movement maybe around the top of the eggs by the air cell .
    Sending you good incubateing and hatching vibes [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exciting. Good luck with the hatch.

    K.
     
  4. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks very much....I feel kinda silly, a 44 yr old man excited about baby chickens, but this is soooo neat. Thanks for your comments....my boys are thrilled.
     
  5. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    Everything sounds good to me. Sending good hatching:thumbsup vibes!
     
  6. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it's possible! Good luck with the hatch![​IMG]
     
  7. tofuranch

    tofuranch What Came First????

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    It sounds good...

    I just hatched out some cochins and had all of them hatch

    So yes you can do it too
     
  8. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I know the feeling I am 42yr old man and still get excited with every hatch. To me it's the closest I have come to the way I used to feel on Cristmas Eve when I was child. Good luck with your Buff Orp eggs they will make Great birds!
     
  9. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You think you are excited now? LOL just wait till that first --PIP-- Then ---ZIP---, Then off comes the top and you have a beautiful baby chick, that does have fuzz it just doesn't fluff till dry. [​IMG]

    Let us know how things go.

    K.
     
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  10. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    Hey guess what? With every hatch you get just as worried and also just as excited when they hatch!
     

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