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Have you also cracked an egg and looked for the bullseye on the yolk to be sure your rooster is fertilizing the hens? If the rooster is very young or very old, he may not be fertile. Same for the hens. Also, if he is fluffy, you may have to trim some feathers around his vent. They may be preventing the sperm from actually making it to the hen.
I would also calibrate your thermometers using the ice water trick to make sure they are reading accurately. Are these dial thermometers or digital? Dial thermometers are notoriously incorrect.
Edited by Pyxis - 10/15/15 at 4:07pm
I am not a medical professional and my advice isn't worth the time taken reading it...
As a child I had a horrible allergy to all grass plants (corn, lawn grasses, crabgrass, etc). I'd break out in hives, my throat would swell shut, I had to take tons of antihistamines and wear a pollen mask from March through October. One option was to move to the desert, away from all grasses. So my parents moved to the country, to a farm, with fallow hayfields full of grass and weeds, and next to a horse farm that had thousands of bales of hay brought in on a regular basis. I was stuck inside the house, miserable...but my love for horses took me next door, where I went to work, eventually unloading hay trucks. After weeks of heavy, continuous exposure, my grass allergy gradually declined. I get a 15 minute contact dermatitis reaction if I walk through a cornfield now, but nothing worse.
I was also severely allergic to beestings, but when I was stung earlier this year in the eyelid I had hardly any reaction.
I had a bunch of less-than-lethal food allergies that kept me from eating strawberries, citrus, nuts, tomatoes...all gone.
I can only say that whatever happened, avoiding the things that I was allergic to did not make me less allergic, exposure did, much like the allergy shots given (I hate needles so I avoided those!).
I hate to be the one to rain on your parade, but here it comes.
If you have eggs in the incubators that have been there for more than 23 days, shut off your incubators and bury the eggs.
If you have 30 dozen eggs that have been in there for a few weeks at 80 degrees, bury them too. They won't hatch and I wouldn't want to offer them up to be eaten. I've received eggs like that. Ewww.
We can't sell eggs it's against or religious beliefs we don't eat the eggs it's against or
If you have so many chickens that you accumulate that many eggs and you can't eat the eggs, can you sell the eggs? If not, sell some hens. And then sell the roosters.
Many of us keep chickens as pets, but chickens do breed if you keep males and females. If you hatch the eggs, you have to do something with the hatchlings. If you keep them all, you will be overrun with chickens, and that is no laughing matter.
The ones in yard or pets. The baby's or food for family.we can't sell eggs it's against religious beliefs . We can't desorb eggs it's against gods laws. I can't control temp in house anyone then it is.i can't fix the incubator .we do not eat the eggs it's against gods laws in our religion. I can't fix it. It's what it is
I'm not sure if I understood you here. It sounds like you have a lot of different beliefs than most of us. It is hard for us to understand how to help you. Please, just do the temps and the humidity the best that you can. Then, if you have chicks that hatch, let us know! We will be sooo excited for you. There are so many others on here that may need help in the meantime. We just can't help you with how you do things with your religious ways with your eggs, although, we respect what ever that is. I don't know where you are from. But I can tell, things are different for you than for us here. We can eat our eggs, we don't mind throwing out eggs. Sorry you are having problems with the incubating. Please only ask a question here and there so others can visit and ask questions also. Again, we will be very excited and happy for you if you can figure out how to do things with the sincere help that has been offered to you so far. I don't want you to think I am being mean. That isn't me! I love people. I am thinking you are asking for help from some of us that don't understand. So sorry!
Edited by Cynthia12 - 10/15/15 at 4:39pm
Well, I have had to throw out 5 eggs. I got these eggs from my friend .. 11. All, of her brown ones were not fertile. No start in any one of them. Makes sense to me though. They were the LF Cochin, and a RSL..the rooster she has is a bantam. I don't think he's going after the bigger girls..but all of the small eggs are fertile! Doing well, so I am at 6.
Wow! Just beautiful!