UPDATE! before off to work...lol

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Well i leave for work in about 30mins so it's day 3 for my mix eggs in the bator so i know by now you can see veins and a small heart beat so i candle them and out of the 10 i saw about 4 with heart beats 2 looked iffy and the other 4 looked like there was nothing in them but i left them in the bator cuz my eyes could be wrong..lol i'll recheck in day 7.. by then i should have my Button Quail Eggs [​IMG]
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I think most people candle the first time at 7 days. Maybe you should leave them alone till then?
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Quote:oh i know..lol but some do candle at day 3 you can see if there is an embryo by then.. these eggs i got have been out for days so i'm not exspecting something to happen that much
  4. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    Congrats, that must be so exciting. I am giving incubating a shot for the first time right now and we're on day 9 and I just saw the embryo moving around yesterday. It's an awesome experience to watch!! [​IMG]
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Quote:I candle at day 3 the first time. You can begin to see veins by that day usually. It gives you a good idea if your eggs are "good"...not that I would throw them away at that time. By day 7 if they don't have veins I toss them.

    It helps you to be able to get an idea how many will be tossed early on.
  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have some eggs that were shipped and they are on day 3- should I be able to see an air cell by now? Although they were packed really well 4 eggs were broke when they got here suggesting a rough transit. I thought I had read somewhere that the air cells can break loose and on 3 or 4 eggs I can see 2 floating "spots" (one is definately the yolk - the other looks like an air cell but just floating around.
  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Quote:did you already candle them? how many are there? and yea i heard the air cell will do that sometime.. it hasn't happen to me yet but if it eva does happen an i still see a live embryo in the egg i'm not going to throw it out i'ma keep it in the bator an see if the chick will live on till hatch day

    goatkeepers : i know it's very exciting [​IMG]

    this is my second time hatching eggs the first time i hatch out 7 ducklings and 2 chicks they all are 2 weeks and 2 days old [​IMG]
  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I candled some of them and it was obvious there was an extra "floaty" but on some I can't see any air cell. I just put them in Saturday afternoon so it is only the beginning of day 3 but I decided to check them because of the damaged ones. The first hatch I did I didn't candle until day 7 - so I wasn't sure what I should see at day 3.
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Quote:oh well everything if ok since you candle today i wouldn't recandle until day 10 by then you will fully see whos alive and whos not [​IMG]

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