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
    Maryland
    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

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    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
    Maryland
    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

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    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

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    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
    Maryland
    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
    Maryland
    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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