UPDATE Day 15 ..Just candled!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jenlyn9483, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.

    UPDATE:
    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 smile
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Do the little white eggs look like silkie eggs ??? Good luck with your hatch, keep us updated !!!!!

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  4. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I got two silkie eggs from Pidgey yesterday and the ones I had already dont really look like them..Little bigger, rounder and whiter
     
  5. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    SWTangel, That is a gorgeous Buff silkie you have in your avatar. Yesterday I seen some buff silkies for the first time! I gotta have some!! Do you ever sell any eggs?
     
  6. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Just got done candling the rest of the eggs. Down to 13 out of 18 still developing growing and moving [​IMG]. The other 4 were not fertil. 1 looked like a tiny spot just stopped devloping. 5 days til hatch day..[​IMG] this is going to be nerve racking! At least I got all the rotton ones out so I wont have any more explosions! (Had one this morning [​IMG])
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:My buff hen is still raising her 8 babies and hasnt layed me an egg in at least a month (soon I hope) All I get right now for silkie eggs are splash and gray.



    ohh and good luck on your hatch.
     
  8. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Tomorrow is day 21...no pips yet...but I thought i heard some peeps for a second this morning...Humidity is running at 85...I hope i wake up to some pips!!! I would hate to know they came this far with so many living and moving with thier little hearts beating and not hatch out...Everyone wish me good luck!! This is my first time hatching in YEARS and I dont think i have ever put this much effort into it...I will be heartbroken if I dont get just a few off these eggs...[​IMG][​IMG]:fl:jumpy
     
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I think your humidity is too high, 60-65% is sufficient. You run the risk of the chicks drowning with humidity too high
    Good luck [​IMG]:fl

    Krista
     
  10. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Thats what I thought one of my friends told me to get it up that high and they hatch constantly...Now I dont know what to do..ck the net I guess...
     

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