sad update, eggs on day 4, Its my first time hatching in bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happyhens44, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    I had 9 eggs in the bator. And 2 I couldent tell which side was pointy, So on day 4 I candled them 2, And I couldent see anything developing, So I desided to crack em, There was nothing forming.... So I was like "hmmm well Ill candle the rest... I diddent see anything, So I gave em one last candle and nothing. So I cracked them nothing in any of them! [​IMG] Well Idk the eggs came from my neighbors coop where I got the last eggs( the last ones hatched pretty good) [​IMG] I guess these were not fertile, the temp was in the 99-100 area. and humidity at fist was low then I brought the humity to steady 35-40%

  2. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    Bushnell, FL.
    I think I would have waited for day 10 to candle
  3. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

    Mama2B&D&...Chickens Songster

    Feb 22, 2010
    Plant City, FL.
    yeah i think i would have waited till later to candle too =/ So sorry...
  4. I always candle about day 12
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    I dont think it would have mattered, By day 4 there should have been the blood vain things in the yolk and it did not even have that it was just any old yolk.
  6. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:Agreed, by day 3 you should see something. I never toss anything till Day 10 but I can pretty much figure out which ones are gonna go on that day by Day 3.
  7. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Yeah I allways wait at least 7 - 10 days,just to be on the safe side.

  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I wait too. I candle day 6-7? I still leave all in -anything that doesnt look good I put a ? on it-To my surprise there's always 1-2 I ?'d and low and behold get chicks from! day 10 I pull clears
  9. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Quote:Not necessarily. I've candled on day 4 and saw nothing and a few days later they were developing nicely. I would never crack them open that early. What is the harm in letting them sit in the incubator a few more days? Unless you desperately needed the space. Even then, I'd wait till at least day 7.

    Is this your second time incubating?
  10. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY

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