!! TRYING TO HATCH EGGS, NEED INFO !!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EEGHEAD, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. EEGHEAD

    EEGHEAD Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm tryin to hatch some eggs with one of my old Buff Orpington hens, and its been 5 days, and there are dark spots in the eggs when I shine a light through. And when I shine a light through a regular egg there are no dark spots, so I am guessing it is working so far. But not to sure cuz I ain't never done it before. Any tips, or info would be appreiciated.
     
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  2. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like that is about right... Did you see any veins when shining the light through the hatching eggs? That is a good indictor if they are fertilized.
     
  3. EEGHEAD

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    The light i had wasn't that bright and it was day time so I could only tell the dark spot was there. I know they are all fertilized cuz ive cracked a bunch of the ones to eat and everyone
    I have cracked has been fertile. But I just wasn't sure if it was good the way it should or was a waste and I needed to start over.
     
  4. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. EEGHEAD

    EEGHEAD Out Of The Brooder

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    After looking at those pics on that link. I'm not sure now. But I need to use something better than a little flash light to really check them before tossing them. Cuz when I look through with the light I just see a dark spot the is round sort of like the yoke. But the reason I thought itwas good was when I look through a regular unincubated egg there are no dark spots. But I guess I prob need to check with a better light.
     
  6. EEGHEAD

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    When you are candling them and moving the egg around, should the dark spot float to the top or move when you spin and move the egg?
     
  7. EEGHEAD

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    She is sitting on six eggs, two of the six will be 25% Black Giant, 25% Barredrock, and 50% Aracona.
    And the other four will be 25% Black Giant, 25% Barredrock, and 50% Sex-Link
    So should be some awesome chicks, I just hope it works.
     

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