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Well, I just candled... UPDATE 5/29 with pics from the hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mom2Munchkins, May 15, 2009.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is Day 10, so I candled the eggs in my LG. I guess I'll just have to take the good with the bad on this one. These are all from BYCers...

    6 Silkies - only 1 had veins, the others were very obviously clear [​IMG]
    6 Salmon Faverolles from Harleys Girl - ALL 6 have veins!! [​IMG]
    14 RIR from RHewitt - 9 with veins and 5 clear
    And 12 Guineas, and ALL were clear, not a sign of life in one of them [​IMG] And these were VERY easy to see through, so there's no chance I'm wrong. [​IMG]

    Also, a neighbor had given me 3 chickens a few weeks ago... The only adult chickens I have. There's a RIR hen, some kind of bantam hen, and a White Faced Spanish something rooster. Annnyway, I took 2 of the RIR eggs and 1 of the other hens and threw them in with these just too see what would happen, and all 3 have veins! So thats's exciting, but I am so bummed about my Silkies and Guineas!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    OHHHH that is too bad! [​IMG]
     
  3. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like you said, take the good with the bad. Shipping is hard on eggs period. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don't... Good luck with the rest of the hatch!
     
  4. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, what the heck will the RIR's chicks look like?? Here's a quick pic of the 3 together... LOL

    [​IMG]
     
  5. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they will look like chickens!

    Best part of Mutts, never know what you'll get....
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Too bad about the guineas - Ive always wanted some of those.
     
  7. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Too bad about the guineas - Ive always wanted some of those.

    Me too!! I NEED some for tick control around here. [​IMG] Ugh, I am bummed about them!
     
  8. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't throw any of the eggs away, should I? I'm a bit excited to see what comes out of 'my own' eggs, collected 3 more today to try. [​IMG]
     
  9. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some from Harley's girl too, all my Salmon Favorelles are developing nicely, definite veining and movement.

    Sorry about your guineas. I needed mine for tick control also so I bought 20 from the hatchery as day olds. They are harty little things.
     
  10. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I left ALL eggs in, just in case. But the hatch is now over... I got:
    1 out of my 6 silkies, I had a feeling only that one would hatch
    4 out of 6 of my Salmon Faverolles
    7 out of my 9 RIR mixes
    And, no guineas, which doesn't surprise me. [​IMG]

    Here's my new chickies!!

    Sophie my black silkie
    [​IMG]

    My 4 Salmon Faverolles
    [​IMG]

    And my 7 RIR mixes!!
    [​IMG]

    Ohhhhh yeah and my RIR/black bantam egg hatched too! I have to get a picture of him still, he was a little slower at drying off, so he was lookin kinda sad when I took these pics. But he is small, black, with black feet!
     

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