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I put them point down for 12 hours and then put them in the incubator in the egg turner. I would be so sad if I lost them all. Like I say, there's movement and the veins look great on all. Dang.

The development looks great. I wouldn't give up on them. It could just be the pic too. It's real hard deciphering things from pics. I would make sure the turner is turning though. That kind of one sided development is natural for hand turning, but generally in a turner the development is more centered when you candle. Now if the air cell is growing down one side, that could explain it as well I suppose. Do you see any air cell at the top at all?

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post #12 of 17
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Oh wow. That's high. Have you ever checked the hygrometer for accuracy? Even with shipped eggs I would not expect to see big air cells with that high humidity. (Unless the pic is misleading and it's not air cell like it appears.)
Sorry Amy, I'm new here so I don't know how to respond to you without quoting you. The weird thing is, there is still an air pocket at the end, and then this pocket is present too. I'm not sure it's a pocket or just "the whites" but the placement doesn't change. Luckily, I have some eggs under a broody hen. Maybe she'll have better luck. I need to double check my humidity. Thanks.
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The development looks great. I wouldn't give up on them. It could just be the pic too. It's real hard deciphering things from pics. I would make sure the turner is turning though. That kind of one sided development is natural for hand turning, but generally in a turner the development is more centered when you candle. Now if the air cell is growing down one side, that could explain it as well I suppose. Do you see any air cell at the top at all?
I do. They all seem to have air cells at the top. And this pocket seem unconnected. Geez, I wish I had more experience. Hopefully most will make it and I will learn from this. I will check that my turner is turning and try to leave them alone. I will take a quick peek day 10 and see if things have changed. Thanks for the help. smile.png
post #14 of 17

Do you have a secondary Hygrometer? If not, I suggest getting one. I had a LG Incubator that NEVER read the humidity correctly.

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post #15 of 17
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Sorry Amy, I'm new here so I don't know how to respond to you without quoting you. The weird thing is, there is still an air pocket at the end, and then this pocket is present too. I'm not sure it's a pocket or just "the whites" but the placement doesn't change. Luckily, I have some eggs under a broody hen. Maybe she'll have better luck. I need to double check my humidity. Thanks.

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I do. They all seem to have air cells at the top. And this pocket seem unconnected. Geez, I wish I had more experience. Hopefully most will make it and I will learn from this. I will check that my turner is turning and try to leave them alone. I will take a quick peek day 10 and see if things have changed. Thanks for the help. smile.png

If the air cell is actually where it needs to be, then hopefully it's a matter of a turning issue. I'd definitely check the turner and the hudmidity. Hope you can figure it out and have good results!

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post #16 of 17
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Do you have a secondary Hygrometer? If not, I suggest getting one. I had a LG Incubator that NEVER read the humidity correctly.
Thanks! That is my new plan. smile.png
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by WillowC View Post

I'm a newbie but if your air cell is too large you can increase the humidity to slow the rate down.
Thank you. I had that backwards. I'm going to get a new humidity gauge. Bet it's actually too low. sad.png
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