OMG our first set of eggs ever in the incubator are alive!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Katelee, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Katelee

    Katelee Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2012
    I know you all have many hatches under your belt, but this is our first! We were so very excited to see the baby move and the veins. We do have a few eggs that we can't see anything in. I am thinking they were not fertile. They were sent to me in the hatchalong. How long do I hold on just in case?
    Also trying to get a good picture but my camera won't take it. How do you get your pictures of candling? Thanks[​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Congratuations and good luck!
  3. bwalden

    bwalden Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    I would hold them at least until day 14 unless it begins to smell. if they are light shelled eggs then you should be able to tell before then. If they are dark shelled eggs might take a few days longer. I take my candling pics with all the other lights out. Then get as close as you can that your camera will still stay in focus.. Good luck with your hatch.

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  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2012
    Congrats. I've got eggs in the incubator right now, they are supposed to hatch tomorrow. I'm getting SOOO nervous. candled them a day before lockdown, and saw one trying to get through the membrane, so I put them into lockdown. They've been in lockdown for 51 hrs, and I still haven't seen anything, it's driving me CRAZY. Good Luck :D
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  5. Katelee

    Katelee Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2012

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