The Incubator Thread

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ZakoHero, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    Seems like you need a 60 watt bulb and a better thermostat. If you don't have a good thermostat, I really doubt you will get anything to hatch.
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I think if you can get the temperture up to at least 100 you have a great chance ,


    Good luck :) .
     
  3. hamzaahvalli

    hamzaahvalli Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. So I was just wondering when is the earliest possible time to candle eggs for viability. 2 days?
     
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  4. Yoyo with chick

    Yoyo with chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is no need to candle eggs until day 7. At day two there won't be much to see. At day 7 you will see some veining. If you are hatching dark brown eggs then you won't be able to see any thing at all just check the air bubble which will grow every week until the hatch. A diagram will help a lot with the air bubble. Also make sure you have a high powered flashlight or candler which you can get in a large animal store like coastal or on amazon for like $15. Good luck with your hatch! ;)
     
  5. hamzaahvalli

    hamzaahvalli Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot for the advice. I guess I'll have to restrain my hands from reaching for the eggs to candle them.
     
  6. MuscovyLover

    MuscovyLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is a very daft question but I have to ask it anyway.
    At what days should I be candling Muscovy eggs?
    Is it days 7, 18, 25, 30 & 32?
     
  7. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brother the Muscovy breeder at our farm told me that you can do it in 2 weeks of incubation .
     
  8. polishmom1744

    polishmom1744 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! precious chick hatch going south..unexpected humidity drop overnight (39)![​IMG] yolks shrank, chicks still moving 2 day till hatch!! bumped up humidity to 80% what else can I do?!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    What do you mean "yolks shrank"? If they still have 2 days to go and haven't pipped yet 80% humidity is way too high. Lower it to around 65%.
     
  10. Yoyo with chick

    Yoyo with chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 drop the humidity to around 65%
     

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