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I've always collected a lot data about my settings in the hopes that one day something will pop out at me as miraculous...alas, not yet. But I did add one new dataset in today's setting. I recorded each egg's weight (in grams, to 2 decimal places with a jewelers scale) at the time I took them out of the nesting boxes. Then today, while setting them, I re-weighed each egg. As expected, the older the egg the greater the difference (original versus setting weights).

 

The daily weight loss is about 1/3 what is expected during incubation; in the worst case an 11 day old egg had lost 2.12% already.

 

In my last setting, I had equally old eggs, stored the same way as these, so they probably had the same weight loss prior to setting. It didn't seem to affect the hatch, old and new eggs hatched on the same day (not all on the same day, but each day there were old and new hatching).

 

I'm thinking its not good to lose that much weight prior to setting, so perhaps storing them in a cooler with a damp cloth might create high enough humidity to reduce the weight loss dramatically. Can an egg gain weight due to excessive humidity?


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May I add that one should *never* bathe a sick chicken? It might seem obvious to some people, but there have been quite a few posts where people have bathed their sick birds and the bird died. Please, bathe only birds that are healthy!

-Kathy
of course not, my chicken isn't sick, healthy as can be. I hope smile.png

:thumbsup Just thought I should mention it.

 

-Kathy

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thumbsup.gif  Just thought I should mention it.

-Kathy
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Show us the way, old ancient one.
I shall try grass hopper. I think I can give verbal instructions with pics of areas that I process in. Pics obviously would be better but none of birds are scheduled to be processed
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Was wondering the same myself. Hello Cynthia

Webster says the largest meal of the day.

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Hi guys...hope your day is good....weather is beautiful here today...Sunny and short weather. Must be 50 now. Going out tonight do have a good one!
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@Sally Sunshine  :hugs I tagged you on my thread.  

    Don't be sad, don't cry.He did his work well and only by leaving could he teach my son the last lesson he needed to learn.   Empathy for another soul 
    Don't be sad, don't cry.He did his work well and only by leaving could he teach my son the last lesson he needed to learn.   Empathy for another soul 
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He seems to be feeling better other than for a bit of arthritis and a little too much exercise exercise, but the most I need him for is to supervise so my brothers don't break something! :rant

oh no! dang bros!!  I am glad he is feeling better  how old are the bros

 

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Looks like my hatch is done. Ended up with 9 hatched out of 14 fertile eggs. I'm not sure about the one with the yolk sack or whatever it is. I've had it by itself. It seems active and vocal. Well here they are:

 

:love  very cute!! congrats!!

 

 

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I did find a phone number, but they are closed for the weekend.
@Sally Sunshine I am not nice! I'm a big bad biker ... Brat. :-D

bawahhahhhahhhaaa  MC we know better.  

 

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Ok, now I wonder what was for dinner at Sally's house.   Seems strange she is saying it's time to make dinner, when it's only 2:00 in the afternoon here.   Wait, dinner.  That can mean lunch in some states.  Supper in other states is what dinner is for us, the latest meal.  Mid Day we say lunch.

eggplant dressed with bread crumbs not fried yet, he will make it and the kids will figure out their sides.  I just got it ready. 

 

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I cannot believe I am caught up on this thread!  Its been a busy day with running, cycling, yoga, cleaning coops/brooders, and washing cars.  Time for an afternoon coffee before making pasta for dinner... then its time for day 7 candling! - a great way to end an awesome day...(at least I hope)!

Good luck!!

 

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I've always collected a lot data about my settings in the hopes that one day something will pop out at me as miraculous...alas, not yet. But I did add one new dataset in today's setting. I recorded each egg's weight (in grams, to 2 decimal places with a jewelers scale) at the time I took them out of the nesting boxes. Then today, while setting them, I re-weighed each egg. As expected, the older the egg the greater the difference (original versus setting weights).

 

The daily weight loss is about 1/3 what is expected during incubation; in the worst case an 11 day old egg had lost 2.12% already.

 

In my last setting, I had equally old eggs, stored the same way as these, so they probably had the same weight loss prior to setting. It didn't seem to affect the hatch, old and new eggs hatched on the same day (not all on the same day, but each day there were old and new hatching).

 

I'm thinking its not good to lose that much weight prior to setting, so perhaps storing them in a cooler with a damp cloth might create high enough humidity to reduce the weight loss dramatically. Can an egg gain weight due to excessive humidity?

walnut hill said she set fresh eggs and her son added humidity and she candled and not a single air cell, so I guess so

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Hi guys...hope your day is good....weather is beautiful here today...Sunny and short weather. Must be 50 now. Going out tonight do have a good one!

:hugs

 

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@Sally Sunshine  :hugs I tagged you on my thread.  

:hugs

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