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SOMEONE HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrsherman, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. mrsherman

    mrsherman Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i am on day 20 i did candle last night and what am i looking for?? I just see large blobs.. my eggs are dark but now what??? i hand turn them twice a day..someone HELP!!!!
     
  2. Mrs MIA

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    Sounds like they're ready to hatch... On day 20 they're pretty much filling the egg, so you're not going to see much, if any, movement. Get them in the hatcher, don't turn them anymore, and sit on your hands! [​IMG]
     
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  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, that's about it. [​IMG]

    Seriously, you can't see anything at that point. Put them in and wait.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Don't turn them at all now! They're getting in position to hatch. And you can't see anything now anyway. I'd not candle after Day 18.
     
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    This is the most stressful time of incubating. Don't open the incubator for anything. And I think it would be better to try 3 times a day next time because the mother hen turns them up to 95 times a day, also, if you turn them an odd # of times a day then the embryo won't be on the same side of the egg during the night (which is the longest time it goes w/o turning in artificial incubation).
     
  6. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. Don't open the bator at all and make sure you have a decent humidity. I have one egg moving on day 18/19 so I understand where you're at. This is the most stressful time of the whole experience.

    Happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
  7. mrsherman

    mrsherman Out Of The Brooder

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    I only looked at one of them..and did see some movement..other than that i have only candled them once..I have a still air bater and i dont have anything to check humminty with...now what?
    spell check..
     
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  8. Mrs MIA

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    Is there moisture condensing on the lid? If so, then you're probably ok. I add another small bowl of warm water (yogurt containers seem to be my "bowl" of choice) on day 18 to add to the humidity. You can get a relatively inexpensive thermometer/hygrometer on ebay, or your store. Or you can use the wet-bulb method, which uses two thermometers, one wet and one dry, to test the humidity. I'd say at this point just add another small bowl of water and keep it full, but don't touch anything else. And the waiting begins... [​IMG]
     
  9. mrsherman

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    [​IMG] I Have a New bABY!!!!
     
  10. Mrs MIA

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    [​IMG] Congratulations, momma! [​IMG]
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