I set about 22 or 23 eggs 3 weeks ago. I candled the eggs at day 7 and it looked like all eggs were growing. I candled again at day 10 and tossed out 2 or three that had blood rings. Then I candled again at day 18 and had to toss out a couple more that I could see were way behind the other eggs. So I knew they had stopped developing. That left me with 18 eggs that were due on the seventh. Well yesterday afternoon they started hatching and when I checked on this morning I had 18 chicks in the incubator. I have another batch that is due to hatch in about a week. I have 30 quail eggs due in about 1 week (raising them for meat) then 9 Sussex eggs in 2 weeks.
I have them in a small animal cage. It makes a great brooder. I have a heat lamp with a 60watt bulb for heat. I need to raise it a couple inches as they are too hot directly under the bulb. In about a week they will be moved to a outside brooder with heat.
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