Originally Posted by RubyNala97
Oh I forgot I wanted to update on my silkie set. I set 24 old eggs, don't know the exact dates they were laid but at least 3-4 weeks old. 18 are developing nicely!! A couple started but quit very early. Not even a red ring but I see some red where the embryo first started but didn't continue and only 2 looked totally clear, no development. The hova bator is holding nicely. I still can't find my calibrated thermometer but I order a new glass one and it will be here Tuesday. Temps are around 99.5-100.5. And humidity holding around 40-45% with the two smallest wells filled. But it's a pain to add water under the eggs (why do all incubators have the wells underneath the flooring without an easy way to add water?) I put a shot glass in there and am topping that off daily. So much for old eggs not being viable. Now what am I going to do with them all?
I cut a couple extra slots where the top of the styro meets the bottom, big enough to insert a bendy straw. I dont think a little extra ventilation hurts anything, but you could always stick a piece of tape over it.
And I'm also experimenting with some older eggs. I set some new golden sebrights, and added a few that were almost a month old. They are in the Brinsea, and I candled once, day 5, and saw alot of dwvelopment, and a few I suspect are clears, but haven't checked the dates on them to see if any of the older ones are developing. Will check them all on Monday.