I just candled my 16 eggs that have been in the bator for 7 days. Looks like I may have only two that are viable. Is it possible that the cold weather had something to do with this. They look like just a dark clump in the top of the egg. I have the pointy end down so I am thinking that I should have seen an air sac along with the spidery veins. These are the first eggs that I have collected in about 6 months. Only three are young hens, the others are 2 yrs old. I also collected them over 10 days, kept them at room temp, in an egg carton with the pointy end down. I have had no problems with the bator, although I chose to use the dry method and kept my humidity between 25 and 35%, and getting ready to increase it by another 10 percentage points. I bought a Brinsea OvaView so I could see all but one egg clearly.
Yes, I know this is not the hatching blog, but they were AMs.
Edited by dstokely - 2/17/16 at 5:52pm