Thank Goodness, I saw veining on the cochin eggs I set on Easter!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by teddiliza, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had my doubts about the eggs I set on Easter Sunday, but I finally saw veins on 3 of the eggs tonight. Woo hoo! Now I can quit messing with them for a whole week! I'm thinking 2 of my 9 aren't fertile. They are blue cochin or blue cochin/favorelle crosses I'm told.

    Do cochins usually take a bit longer to develop good veins? With my polish I could always see great veins by day 3! Maybe it's just the brown egg color.

    They are kind of porous, and were a bit soiled when I got them. I hope I didn't ruin them by wiping off the yucky stuff with a damp cloth, but I couldn't bear to put them in the incubator the way they were.

    Any tips for hatching cochin eggs aside from the usual?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've got some eggs in the bator that I wish I had wiped off before putting them in.

    I also believe the less candling, the bettter. Day 8 and Day 18 if needed.
     

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