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Looks like too much liquid on day 18! Can i save these?

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 Ive been having a harder time with successfully hatching orpington eggs than any other breed.. im doing great with seramas and even silkies but the orps are just not getting thru lock down! today is day i8 for the three remaining lavender eggs (out of the 6 i received) and although i can clearly see movement i also see what seems to be to much liquid in the egg...can i do something to save these eggs?  The air cells look normal for day 18... except for some fluid?


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 Ive been having a harder time with successfully hatching orpington eggs than any other breed.. im doing great with seramas and even silkies but the orps are just not getting thru lock down! today is day i8 for the three remaining lavender eggs (out of the 6 i received) and although i can clearly see movement i also see what seems to be to much liquid in the egg...can i do something to save these eggs?  The air cells look normal for day 18... except for some fluid?

You can try to hatch them upright in cutdown cartons to lessen the chances of extra fluid entering the air cell through the internal pip causing drowning. At this point that's the only thing I can think of.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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 Ive been having a harder time with successfully hatching orpington eggs than any other breed.. im doing great with seramas and even silkies but the orps are just not getting thru lock down! today is day i8 for the three remaining lavender eggs (out of the 6 i received) and although i can clearly see movement i also see what seems to be to much liquid in the egg...can i do something to save these eggs?  The air cells look normal for day 18... except for some fluid?

I would definitely try hatching upright.  What have you used for humidity?  Are you setting all of your eggs on the same day so they are due to hatch on the same day?  The ideal would be to get them upright around day 14, b/c that's when they start turning to position for the hatch.  

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Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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