MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. kmarvin

    kmarvin Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2012
    Northwest Alaska
    Day 7 today and we candled the eggs for the first time. Looks like 5/7 have something going on although we're not sure if one has a blood ring or not. Will continue to watch it. Sadly the two eggs from our white rock look unfertile. Do blood rings develop on the side of an egg, or around the circumference? This is my first experience with hatching eggs done in not quite sure.
  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Well, with heart pounding I took up the flashlight after we got home from Cody tonight. I was so torn between wanting to know and just not wanting to look!! My track record ain't so hot - 3 chicks out of 39 eggs in 2 separate hatches, so I was more than a little apprehensive. I got 16 Silkie eggs shipped from @RubyNala97 and, true to form, managed to break one putting it in the incubator, so I have 15 in the Brinsea. This is the first egg I candled tonight (day 4) and this is what I saw. (Ignore that stripy thing....seems to be a artifact in the 2 photos I took tonight)


    Now, that's pretty doggone exciting, but what's even better is that I have 13 more just like it in there!!!

    These are shipped eggs, and it took them a few days to get here. She did a fabulous job gathering, storing, and shipping these eggs! It CAN be done!! I only have one egg that looks like this out of all of them:


    Maybe, just maybe, this might finally be the hatch I can actually pull off!!
    Last edited: May 3, 2016
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  3. h2oratt

    h2oratt True BYC Addict

    May 3, 2015
    Morada, california
    We have external pips and lots of peeps coming from the bator. We should have chicks in the morning. One day early. My bator must run a degree hot.
  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Is that bottom one was it starting to form looks like a red vein in the bottom corner of the egg
  5. Bantambird

    Bantambird Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 6, 2013
    Sweet! Nice looking eggs! Cody? That's only a few hours away from me! I feel excited that I'm not 300 miles from the closest person on here. Woot!
  6. Sueg4332

    Sueg4332 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2008
    Ceres, California
    My broodies are really grumpy. I busted them tonight sitting on eggs after dark.. Threw their butts in a cage. Don't need the guess work of which is good to eat and which is developing in to a chicken...People get unhappy with 1/2 started eggs....
    so I set white marans and wheaten marans tonight.
    Darn old hens made me do it......
  7. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop
    Congrats!! I candled on day nine (I think) and only saw six veining and a blood ring. Now I can't see one with a blood ring, and nine are doing well.
  8. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop

    I went to the feed store a few days ago. I told Duckling we weren't getting anymore babies. Yesterday my husband realized that I don't have any turkeys right now. [​IMG] He encourages my math!
  9. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2014
    I'm sorry. That just stinks.

    Oh no, sorry on the losses, but hang in there!
    I think they can. They typically do not, but sometimes they kind of run down, or the inside is tipped.
    Cool Beans! I'm right there with you! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Don't blame the darn old hens missy! We all know it was chicken math!!!! LOL

    I LOVE chicken math!!!! [​IMG]
  10. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2014
    Update: 3 hatched-

    2 rocks and 1 silkie.
    4 are pipped, and 11 are showing no movement yet.
    They certainly got rolled around last night when the first 2 rocks came out!
    I'm really glad that I have to work today, so I will be forced to leave the incubator alone! Sitting on my hands. :) [​IMG]

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