Lock down for the newbie day 18

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by hunter801, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. hunter801

    hunter801 Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 18 just got done candling my eggs.well. 3 I could see more air so I tossed them.the rest just a little air pocket not much.Should I be seeing what I say looks like a big black glob in the eggs? This is my very first time trying to hatch.can't wait!!
     
  2. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you candled them before day 18? You should have seen veins and now you should certainly be seeing some movement and yes lots of black. What color are the eggs?
     
  3. hunter801

    hunter801 Out Of The Brooder

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    A lot of americanas. And the rest just brown my flock is going to be mutts because I bred my hens with the New Jersey giant. Going to be interesting to see what I get. & I didn't see any movement when candling this time that I did at day 15
     
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  4. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are true Ameraucana, they will have the blue egg. In that case, the shell is super hard to see through. I candle at day 7 and i can see veins and a dot. Then, as you candle later in the game, you will see a shadow bouncing around like crazy inside the egg. Day 18 you may not see much movement when candling because of the chick being slightly crowded. Do you have pictures? Did it look like this?[​IMG]
     
  5. hunter801

    hunter801 Out Of The Brooder

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    No the shell was all the way full.ws did see a very small air pocket
     
  6. hunter801

    hunter801 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the eggs we eat are color all the way through
     
  7. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fingers crossed, i hope it goes well! Keep us updated!
     
  8. hunter801

    hunter801 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Well at 8pm tonight will be day 20 I have 1 chick starting hey journey out of the shell no other jailbreaking but one so I may get a hatch so excited for me
     
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  9. hunter801

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    I keep looking but the one that's breaking out hasn't went any further than what I seen at 8 o'clock this morning should I be worried. I'm keeping my humidity at about 62% is that too low should I open my locked down and add more any help would really really help for this newbie
     
  10. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! And it can take up to 36 hours from when it pips for it to start zipping, so don't start worrying yet!
     

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