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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.
Thanks! I was thinking the same! They won't hold still for pics!
Great looking setup Don. What are the barrels for? Individual breeding pens?
How do you handle the watering situation? To keep it from freezing in particular.
Thank you for posting.
Welcome to the thread!!
Mine don't either very well....lol
So he is fluffing out very nicely. And sleeping on my chest.
Very nice setup!!
Ih....SC....nice coops. I need to build one like your aqua one. Lol!!!!
Thanks, I just put the turner on, unfortunately its the morning of the 6th day. Elizabeth White's paper does say up to 7 days. I do remember a post where someone said they not to turn until day 4 for shipped eggs.
Excerpt from SHIPPED EGGS CHEAT SHEET by Elizabeth White
With shipped eggs that have air cell damage, it's best to have them incubate in the upright position the entire time of incubation, without turning them at all for the first 7 days. This stabilizes the air cell and gives the embryo a better chance to start growing and get strong. After the first week, it is okay to start "turning" the eggs, by tipping them back and forth or side to side, always leaving the eggs in the upright position. Eggs that have the air cells damaged so bad that they'll shift all the way down the side of the egg have successfully been hatched doing it this way. To get them to hatch you first have to get the embryo growing & building up strength. That is always the biggest battle. That's what blood rings are in shipped eggs. The embryo starts and then dies because it can't attach itself properly in the egg. Sitting still in the incubator for up to 7 days allows the embryo to get off to a good start and facilitates healing of the air cell.
I' definitely going back to blue, especially because I'm always hatching darker eggs.
I go by what Elizabeth White says also!
Oooh me likey.