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So I did my day 7 candle last night. Out of 39 eggs only 1 was clear, 1 had a blood ring and 1 was questionable so I left it in. They were hard to candle. All the shells are super thick and a light brown. Also the air cells were a bit on the small side which I believe correlates with the shells. Funny thing is that I just did a batch of someone else's silkie eggs and they lost moisture like crazy but the egg shells were thin, white and chalky. But it just goes to show that even when hatching the same breed the humidity can vary greatly. All depends on what the air cells tell you!

 

:thumbsup  sounds great!! 

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So I did my day 7 candle last night. Out of 39 eggs only 1 was clear, 1 had a blood ring and 1 was questionable so I left it in. They were hard to candle. All the shells are super thick and a light brown. Also the air cells were a bit on the small side which I believe correlates with the shells. Funny thing is that I just did a batch of someone else's silkie eggs and they lost moisture like crazy but the egg shells were thin, white and chalky. But it just goes to show that even when hatching the same breed the humidity can vary greatly. All depends on what the air cells tell you!
True true!

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post #8233 of 9976

Well,  we ended up with 13 babies out of 16 eggs.  One was clear (it was dark green and I couldn't see into it AT ALL) one died on hatch day without ever internally pipping, and one hatched with an unabsorbed yolk sac and died the following day.  This is our best hatch ever and I am pretty thrilled with the results, although I wish we could have saved the one with the yolk issue.

They're a rainbow of colors, both purebreds and some fun crosses (Black Copper Marans/Splash Orpington makes CUTE babies).

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Well,  we ended up with 13 babies out of 16 eggs.  One was clear (it was dark green and I couldn't see into it AT ALL) one died on hatch day without ever internally pipping, and one hatched with an unabsorbed yolk sac and died the following day.  This is our best hatch ever and I am pretty thrilled with the results, although I wish we could have saved the one with the yolk issue.

They're a rainbow of colors, both purebreds and some fun crosses (Black Copper Marans/Splash Orpington makes CUTE babies).

 

Excellent!!  :ya   Post some pics when you get a chance!

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post #8235 of 9976

This may be faster:

 

www.instagram.com/gemmaseggfarm

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I ended up losing all 5 of the Wyandottes chicks I hatched none of them seemed right from the start I did have another hatch from a different breeder w/o any issues its in w/ some older Orp chicks and it's doing great. So strange they all had some kind of physical issue and none would eat or drink at all I tried vitamins droppering electrolyte water boiled eggs wet feed etc etc etc. the last one died this morning it couldn't turn its little head at all. I have hatched close to 100 chicks this fall and many many more in past years and never had this occur. I'm thinking it was bad breeding I can't rule out an incubator issue but just seems bizarre that the other chick is completely normal. I have another 4 due at the end of the week from a great breeder I have hatched from before but I'm having so much anxiety.... Hoping it's not an error/oversight on my part.
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This may be faster:

www.instagram.com/gemmaseggfarm

So cute! Love the double-butt shot! big_smile.png

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I ended up losing all 5 of the Wyandottes chicks I hatched none of them seemed right from the start I did have another hatch from a different breeder w/o any issues its in w/ some older Orp chicks and it's doing great. So strange they all had some kind of physical issue and none would eat or drink at all I tried vitamins droppering electrolyte water boiled eggs wet feed etc etc etc. the last one died this morning it couldn't turn its little head at all. I have hatched close to 100 chicks this fall and many many more in past years and never had this occur. I'm thinking it was bad breeding I can't rule out an incubator issue but just seems bizarre that the other chick is completely normal. I have another 4 due at the end of the week from a great breeder I have hatched from before but I'm having so much anxiety.... Hoping it's not an error/oversight on my part.

Wow, that is strange. But if they all came from the same breeder and the other one came from somewhere different, I'd have to lean toward the breeding. Or shipping maybe? Maybe the eggs were exposed to something hazardous along the way??

So sorry for your loss sad.png
Edited by WVduckchick - 12/13/16 at 7:53pm
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post #8238 of 9976
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So cute! Love the double-butt shot!

 

 

It's the Mama Heating Pad in action!  @Blooie

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It's the Mama Heating Pad in action!  @Blooie

Ah. MHP....gotta love it!  Those little chicky hineys are so doggone cute!

post #8240 of 9976
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So I did my day 7 candle last night. Out of 39 eggs only 1 was clear, 1 had a blood ring and 1 was questionable so I left it in. They were hard to candle. All the shells are super thick and a light brown. Also the air cells were a bit on the small side which I believe correlates with the shells. Funny thing is that I just did a batch of someone else's silkie eggs and they lost moisture like crazy but the egg shells were thin, white and chalky. But it just goes to show that even when hatching the same breed the humidity can vary greatly. All depends on what the air cells tell you!

Paints are in lockdown... 12/13 still alive and kicking... not sure how good the hatch will be though... looks like several of them their CAM's didn't finish developing... hmm.png
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