March 13th 2016 Hatch-A-long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by 4stakes, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use a bright flashlight, but I converted a small cardboard box into a candler and I get to test it out today!
     
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  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a small LED flash light and my hand. It does not work on the dark ones but does allow me to see most of mine well enough to know if I am getting something. IF I can wait until day 7-9. If I try earlier, I'm just frustrated.
     
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  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is a pic from a previous hatch. Works pretty good on the lighter eggs.
     
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  4. harrellkd

    harrellkd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just set up my very first incubator. Curious to see how everyone else does things...
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled and tried out my new candler. It worked okay, but I think I'll stick with the flashlight. I pulled 8 infertile eggs out of 42, so doing pretty good. All the other eggs were doing great!!
     
  6. mallory2013

    mallory2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first baby [​IMG] hatched on day 19. He/she (hopefully she) is doing very well
     
  7. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!!
     
  8. FaithWalkFarms

    FaithWalkFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwwww!
     
  9. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! "She's" early!

    I'm guessing you're using the container to separate chicks of different breeds. How tall do the sides have to be to contain them? (I usually hatch big, clumsy orp chicks who like to play soccer with the unhatched eggs. Any problem with air flow or temp changes when the container baskets are added?
     
  10. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Overrun With Chickens

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    To candle eggs we use a bright 9 LED pocket flashlight. Many have a soft rubber rim, so they're like a real candler. Because they're inexpensive I have about 5. This way several people can candle at the same time.

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    They don't work on the Marans or Welsummer eggs (only can see air cells), but reg brown eggs are fine.
     

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