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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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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