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UPDATE DAY 15! Just candled

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jenlyn9483, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Hi everyone..Well as most of you know, I just finished building my new "Miss Prissy Chick Bator" a few days ago. I was lucky enough to get 2 dozen eggs fertile eggs from Joann's Neighbor. Mixed breed layin variety..Rooster was RIR and she knows he has some Black Astrolorp hens and I got a green egg too, So probably EE or something also got 2 smaller White eggs. The rest are different shades of cream and brown . So Im pretty sure these chicks are going to be some grand layin mutts. I have not incubated any eggs since i was like 13 (12 years ago) and I had a regular strofoam bator from Farmer Coop that had a wafer heater and no turner. So all I know how to do is put an X on one side and an O on the other and turn them over twice a day. I have all my eggs done just like this and I am turning them twice a day. It seems to be working.

    It is 1030 at night and my boyfriend just built me the Coffee can candler so I could candle my eggs for the first time...Saturday is hatch day. So I am excited about my big brown gorgeous Astrolorp eggs but the two smaller white eggs are a total mystery to me...I candled maybe 8 eggs. Both white eggs were dark and I even saw a chick moving in one!.. I only had 2 clear eggs and the rest were dark.. I am going to try again tomorrow night to candle to see if I can see some others. I had a total of 18 eggs. 16 now.

    Friday I put 12 Contourix quail eggs from Joann in the bator and Today I got 11 eggs from Pidgey (2 Turkens, 3 Silkie, 1 OEG bantam, 1 sultan, 1 EE, 3 Ringneck Pheasent, and I put one of my new White leghorn eggs in their that I got out of the box today just for kicks.
    So I got 41 eggs in the bator now..The wiggly chick gave me hope [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2008

  2. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    These are actually the flats that come when you buy 2.5 dozen at a time... But i do have a bunch of egg cartons layin around...Thanks for the info!
  3. Yes, I have used one of those. Just turn it approximately 45 degrees up on the side...you can either prop it against the bator wall or use something under it...or both!...then just turn it the other way. My small incubator will hold one ONLY up on it's side and it wouldn't hold all my eggs this time so I switched to the 4 cartons. Last hatch I only used the flat you're talking about.

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