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only 8 left - day 13 almost over

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by midget_farms, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I ordered 10 FBC maran eggs from ebay. 14 arrived & 1 was cracked. I waxed it & set it with the other 13.

    on day 8 I candled and tossed 1 obvious scrambled egg. But I suspected 3 others were non starters.

    Today I candled again & had to pull 5 eggs out [​IMG]

    The one I waxed was clear - along with 3 others & 1 blood ring.

    That said - the 8 remaining eggs I saw feet, & movement & large veins!

    So - I know I have 8 growing - not bad so far - but not as good as I had hoped. Shipped eggs are so hard to hatch with any real success.

    Technically - 5 of the 6 I have not set don't count toward my hatch rate since they were clear or cracked from the start. So thats 1 loss in 9 so far.

    I guess I should be happy if 4 hatch - but I wont be. I want all 8 [​IMG]

  2. skillswife

    skillswife Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SW Montana
    Lol we posted nearly the same thing at the same time. Great minds think alike. Best of luck with the rest of your hatch!

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