Third try with hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by liljunie, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to hatching and just set 29 silkie eggs! This is my third try and I am hoping the outcome will be better than the first two!

    1st try was 7 eggs bought from ebay. I had 2 hatch...not bad for shipped eggs.
    2nd try was 18 eggs I picked up at the Northeast Poultry Congress - I had 10/18 that were fully formed but lost power due to a blizzard on day 20 and only had 4 or the 10 survive and unfortunately only 1 was from the dozen Golden Egg Silkies.
    3rd try: Shipped from BYC'er. I put 29 eggs into my Genesis 1588 w/ turner @ 7am.

    I am addicted to hatching!!!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck, as you are probably aware shipped eggs are always a crap shoot. No supplier can guarantee what happens to eggs while in transit.
     
  3. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a good feeling about this batch!!! I can't wait to candle!
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    A watched cake won't rise, and a candled egg won't hatch. Wait to day 12 or so before peeking in the oven.[​IMG]
     
  5. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you kidding? You really believe that? You may not see a cake rise, but it will rise. There are 1000s of eggs candled at day 7, 14 & 18 & there are 1000s that hatch successfully. I've candled at day 3 on my own eggs with no problems, but day 7 is more normal
     
  6. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A week is a lifetime when waiting for eggs to hatch! Is candling in any way bad for the eggs? I usually candles at day 3 or 4 then every few days and keep track of which eggs have growth.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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