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what does a dead chick in an egg look like

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What does a dead chick in an egg look like. Last night when I candled I realized that my home made devise was hot. and this morning when I woke up for the first time my temp in my forced air bater was 104 and the humidity was in the 30's that never happened before. I am on day 12

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You can't really tell. By day 12, you just gotta keep going and wait it out to see if anyone hatches or if development entirely stops. Experienced eyes may be able to pick out those who died on day 12 by day 18, but otherwise, it is safest to let them go till day 24.

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Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

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post #3 of 6

How long was the temp that high? There are so many variables. Like I said, Patience.

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post #4 of 6

I agree too early! ... just have patience...temps spikes for days is what kills hatches...your humidity is fine...don't worry about too low until day 18....

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Smith/Giles "project" Lavender Orpingtons, Spring of 2012 Part English "project" Lavenders , Part English BBS Orpingtons, Buff Orpingtons and Bantam Light Brahmas.  Follow me down the yellow brick road!!! 

I'm holding out for the gold star !!!!   

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How long was the temp that high? There are so many variables. Like I said, Patience.

I am not sure, it was fine and always has been until I woke up this morning, and I fixed it asap

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You caught it in plenty of time....

Smith/Giles "project" Lavender Orpingtons, Spring of 2012 Part English "project" Lavenders , Part English BBS Orpingtons, Buff Orpingtons and Bantam Light Brahmas.  Follow me down the yellow brick road!!! 

I'm holding out for the gold star !!!!   

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Smith/Giles "project" Lavender Orpingtons, Spring of 2012 Part English "project" Lavenders , Part English BBS Orpingtons, Buff Orpingtons and Bantam Light Brahmas.  Follow me down the yellow brick road!!! 

I'm holding out for the gold star !!!!   

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