should I discard my eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coachYania, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. coachYania

    coachYania Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, today is day 7, 4 out of 7 eggs look fertile, 3 looks clear, I can only see the yolk. I am using a homemade incubator with automatic temperature control. Should I wait before I discard?
     
  2. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of bird?
     
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  3. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait a few more days, i usually wait till day 10. If nothing shows, I boiled them and feed them to my other chickens as a treat.
     
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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I discard mine at day 10. When I candle day 7 I will put the ones I think are clears to one side and double check them at day 10 then discard. In reality by day 7 you can pretty much tell, I just like to be ultra sure...lol
     
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  5. coachYania

    coachYania Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, they are chicken eggs, I gonna wait until Friday to check again, but 4 of them look awesome! First timer here with chicken and hatching
     
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  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Well, good luck!! If you have any more questions just ask!
     
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  7. coachYania

    coachYania Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I will!
     
  8. JMcGuire

    JMcGuire Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for this thread! I'm new at this too and I'm only on day 4 and I'm freaking out. I'm so worried about doing something wrong! I have 24 silkies and 2 random ones from my LF to fill the space! Crossing fingers and following this post!
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Welcome to the group. I am on day four as well!! Good friday chicks coming up, hopefully...lol I had planned to set Sunday and hatch out on Easter, but I picked my eggs up on Friday and couldn't wait, so they went in Friday afternoon...lol I hope you guys don't think I'm being pushy if I ask what kind of incubators (still or forced air) you are using and what you are using for temps and humidity?
     
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  10. JMcGuire

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    Thanks! I am using the RCOM Suro, and I have it set at 99.5 and 45%. So far so good! Tonight I saw 10 out of 26 developing! More to come I think but 10 for sure! Soooo excited!!
     

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