Late January Hatch?

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

  1. Sseckel

    Sseckel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled today (day 8) and it looks like

    -4 are clear
    -4 had veining and/or eyespot
    -1 possible bloodring
    -3 had visible movement

    I am pretty happy with this so far but I have some redesign ideas for my bator before the next batch.
     
  2. melnjerm

    melnjerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did your candling go? Everybody still accounted for?
     
  3. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just did my first candling. Day 10/11

    Not sure I was super accurate since I think my flashlight was a little on the weak side, but 9 out of 38 clearly had no activity, or stalled very early.

    8 of that 9 were the Corn-Rocks. Only 14 of the 38 were Corn-Rocks... so those Roo's aren't getting it done it would seem. Bummer, I was excited about that experiment.

    The good news is only 1 of the 24 NH-Rocks are pig food, so far. I feared worse as the weather has been swinging heavily and we heat with wood, maintaining temp in the 'bator has been hell.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  4. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    I actually missed candling yesterday. I'll do it today. Things got crazy and it slipped my mind it was day 10. [​IMG]
     
  5. debosaurus

    debosaurus Out Of The Brooder

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    That's so hard! I'm anxiously waiting for day 14 tomorrow! GAH.
     
  6. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tested my fertility theory today and debunked it. Tested 5 corn-rock eggs and all were bullseyes.

    Bizarre.
     
  7. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    Candled tonight and all 4 of mine are still viable. It's so cool to see the embryos growing and moving. [​IMG]
     
  8. Plucky Clucks

    Plucky Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candled and found 2 with blood rings. The other 12 are looking good so far but a few are hard to tell with how thick the shells are. About 5 minutes ago this little guy popped out though. First successful quail hatch!

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    Went very fast, I got to see it pip this morning and zip when I got home from work! Very loud for its size.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
  9. melnjerm

    melnjerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoo!!:ya
     
  10. melnjerm

    melnjerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still have 3 days! Gaaahhhhh!:barnie
     

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