Saturday, January 8, 2011

Test Incubation: Day 7

We started 17 eggs in the incubator as a test run.  Some are Leghorn/Australorp mixes and the rest are blue/black Australorp mixes.  We threw out 2 of the eggs so far.  One had a bacteria ring and no obvious growth and the other was a straight dud.  Two more are on the iffy list.  They are brown and hard to see.  The remaining 13 are growing nicely.

Here's a pic!



How cool is that?

10 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for this post,looking good:)I see some chicks in the near future.That dark spot looks like an eye:)How are you doing with the temp and humidity?

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  2. The temp is easy enough to maintain. Limey is going to pick up a hygrometer on Monday so we can keep a steady humidity at lockdown.

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  3. Yeah ours was calibrated so it was steady through the incubation period.Candling is so cool,it's just amazing.I had a stinker in my last hatch...wow it was a stinker too! LOL

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  4. I couldn't resist but to crack open a 4 day old dud and have me a little wiff! Pee-uuww! It stunk like... well... rotten eggs!

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  5. I can't believe it's day 10.....8 more days and you'll be in lock-down! Does your incubator have a viewing window?

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  6. It has two little ones on top. We ended up with 14 viable eggs. Hopefully one of the brown ones is a blue australorp hen.

    I can't wait to incubate quail eggs!

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  7. Urg!... that should say "you're"

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  8. Because you're so enthusiastic!

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