Late January Hatch?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by debosaurus, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a pic of some of my girls
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  2. debosaurus

    debosaurus Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful birds! My first time hatching too. I am hoping for a great outcome!
     
  3. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you and I'm with you there! If this one goes right I'll try more in the spring :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  4. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Husband forgot I was incubating eggs and turned the heater on :( I woke up at 4am feeling hot, i got up to check the incubator and temperature was 106 degrees Fahrenheit! I may have lost those closest to the heat source :( I'll candle again in three days :(
     
  5. debosaurus

    debosaurus Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh No! Best of luck!!
     
  6. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    Question: What should be the first day to candle? Should it be completely dark when I do it? TIA [​IMG]
     
  7. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm impatient and candle on day 4 but most recommend candling on day 7 or 10. Candling when it's completely dark definitely helps.
     
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  8. debosaurus

    debosaurus Out Of The Brooder

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    I definitely candled on day 3... And now I am impatiently waiting until day 7! Haha. SO tempted to try again tonight (day 5) to see if I can see anything vascular... But I don't want to over handle my babies!
     
  9. Devin23

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    That's a good idea to hold off I only check mine once around day 10! When I was younger I candles them too often and had poor outcomes [​IMG]
     
  10. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm doing my best to wait until day 10. Tomorrow is day 3. Curiosity is getting the best of me[​IMG]
     

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