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Had a day of no sleep last night grocery shopping today

ticked my girls off they where picking on this EE I have kicked one clean across the coop

bruised my backside lifting my lef that fast fell over backwards bruised the elbow:lau

 

 

James went in the sewing room looking at eggs with me tonight most have lots of life a couple leave them to see

actually dropped my light on on one of the eggs :barnie

it does have lots of veining hopefully it will make it did not

break the membrane if nothing else I have strong membranes on my girls eggs

that stinks :fl could paint the crack with liquid bandage 

Good luck!!

 

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Duckies!!!! 6 so far!!!!

awwwww  :love  congratulations!!

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8 ducklings total out and two isbars still in the incubator.

1 chihuahua, a cat, , 9 runner ducks, a border collie, and how many chickens????????????

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1 chihuahua, a cat, , 9 runner ducks, a border collie, and how many chickens????????????

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I couldn't see anything in your eggs either, and by day 7 there's usually some pretty pronounced veins. You might "sacrifice" one of them and open it up. If they're all from the same place (remind us where they came from), that one that you open could give you an indication about the rest.

I thought about doing that. What if I happen to pick the one that's fertile, though? So much pressure. I think I might do it, though. This is driving me crazy. Oh, and all the eggs are from my girls. This was just a test hatch to check for fertility and everything, so I guess I should've been better prepared for this, but when it's YOUR eggs, it's heartbreaking to think you're not gonna get any babies 😭

~*~ Lindsey ~*~

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I thought about doing that. What if I happen to pick the one that's fertile, though? So much pressure. I think I might do it, though. This is driving me crazy. Oh, and all the eggs are from my girls. This was just a test hatch to check for fertility and everything, so I guess I should've been better prepared for this, but when it's YOUR eggs, it's heartbreaking to think you're not gonna get any babies 😭

 

 

Funny story, 

 

My FIL has a pullet and 2 cockerels, one of the cockerels goes missing, he's sad because he liked that one better than the remaining. A week or so later his pullet goes broody on about 3 eggs (she has only been laying for a few weeks LOL). He is still sad that his favorite cockerel is missing without a trace.  He randomly sees chicken tracks around the yard in the snow when he doesnt let his birds out, follows them - Lo and Behold he is a she and is sitting on about 10 eggs. so now he has 2 pullets, both broody. fast forward a week. He is telling me that he has been seeing his cockerel sleeping in the laying box with his broody pullet. HMmmmm so FIL are you as sure about this one being a boy as the other boy you had?? thats a good question

He brings me a picture of them 'sleeping' together. He now has 3 broody pullets, and they could be sitting on infertile eggs, but there is a small chance that a couple could be fertile. He started with 5 birds and lost 2 to predator a couple weeks before the first one went broody

 

i have no idea if any were cockerels or if all 5 were pullets. 

I told him to check (candle) the eggs tonight 

 

i may have to teach him how to break a broody tomorrow :rolleyes: 

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Egg 3:
Air cell



Egg 4:
Air cell



Egg 5:
Air cell

The eggs are not glowing much. You might need a better candler.

 

You might not have the temperature set correctly in the incubator and it might be a degree or so too low. Follow the instructions for calibrating a thermometer. Brinsea sells a very good incubation thermometer called a spot check. It is only for incubator temperature and is very accurate.

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Funny story, 

My FIL has a pullet and 2 cockerels, one of the cockerels goes missing, he's sad because he liked that one better than the remaining. A week or so later his pullet goes broody on about 3 eggs (she has only been laying for a few weeks LOL). He is still sad that his favorite cockerel is missing without a trace.  He randomly sees chicken tracks around the yard in the snow when he doesnt let his birds out, follows them - Lo and Behold he is a she and is sitting on about 10 eggs. so now he has 2 pullets, both broody. fast forward a week. He is telling me that he has been seeing his cockerel sleeping in the laying box with his broody pullet. HMmmmm so FIL are you as sure about this one being a boy as the other boy you had?? thats a good question
He brings me a picture of them 'sleeping' together. He now has 3 broody pullets, and they could be sitting on infertile eggs, but there is a small chance that a couple could be fertile. He started with 5 birds and lost 2 to predator a couple weeks before the first one went broody

i have no idea if any were cockerels or if all 5 were pullets. 
I told him to check (candle) the eggs tonight 

i may have to teach him how to break a broody tomorrow roll.png  
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Well, I have some bad news...none of my eggs were fertile. I'm sooooo sad! Guess I'll have to wait till I see a few fertile ones in my skillet before setting more. Sooooo heartbreaking! 😭

~*~ Lindsey ~*~

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Well, I have some bad news...none of my eggs were fertile. I'm sooooo sad! Guess I'll have to wait till I see a few fertile ones in my skillet before setting more. Sooooo heartbreaking! 😭

:hugs  i am sure you will get some soon :fl

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I often see a difference in my fertiles about day 3, a day before the heartbeat shows up.  The fertile yolk seems to liquify a bit and spread out more around the egg.  So after about 30 infertile eggs I finally have two eggs with yolk changes.  The next day one has a heartbeat and a small region of veins:  clearly a duckling.  The second has similar yolk changes but only a red smear.  I wait one more day.  The first egg has a large heart beating well and a larger region of veins.  The second egg now has no veins at all.  No heartbeat.  Not even a red smear.  Just the liquidy yolk.  I triple check the bad egg, tilting it and waiting 5 minutes for it to adjust inside to make sure there isn't a duckling hiding somewhere.  There is not. I'm ready to throw it out, it looks bad inside, that liquidy yolk.... yuck!  But I'm late for work so I just leave.  Next day is too busy, I let the incubator run without checking the eggs.  Today I reach in to throw out the bad egg.  What?????? There's a duckling in there.  Both eggs have equal sized veined areas and equal sized ducklings.  

 

So while veins are great indicators of a healthy start, maybe yolks turning liquidy are another important indicator that something may be happening! 

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I often see a difference in my fertiles about day 3, a day before the heartbeat shows up.  The fertile yolk seems to liquify a bit and spread out more around the egg.  So after about 30 infertile eggs I finally have two eggs with yolk changes.  The next day one has a heartbeat and a small region of veins:  clearly a duckling.  The second has similar yolk changes but only a red smear.  I wait one more day.  The first egg has a large heart beating well and a larger region of veins.  The second egg now has no veins at all.  No heartbeat.  Not even a red smear.  Just the liquidy yolk.  I triple check the bad egg, tilting it and waiting 5 minutes for it to adjust inside to make sure there isn't a duckling hiding somewhere.  There is not. I'm ready to throw it out, it looks bad inside, that liquidy yolk.... yuck!  But I'm late for work so I just leave.  Next day is too busy, I let the incubator run without checking the eggs.  Today I reach in to throw out the bad egg.  What?????? There's a duckling in there.  Both eggs have equal sized veined areas and equal sized ducklings.  

 

So while veins are great indicators of a healthy start, maybe yolks turning liquidy are another important indicator that something may be happening! 


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