Originally Posted by PDPercherons
As I say in the horse world, if I didn't have bad luck then I'd have no luck at all.
Sadly thinking that getting into Isbars isn't in the cards for me. Ordered hatching eggs. Let them set for 48 hours because I knew they'd be rough. Incubating with no turning. Checked them for the first time today at day seven. Mind you I'm doing antibacterial cleaning before touching anything and the incubator is new and disinfected too. Runs better than my other one. Out of 19 eggs from one, every single one has a wiggly aircell. Only 1 egg is growing, by a miracle if it makes it to hatch. The majority are clear or red ring of death. From my other source, 13 eggs in the bator, a few with wiggly aircells, but at least 6 are trying to live. Cross everything you got. Think I should cull everything with no life signs at this stage? Really don't want to risk the final 7.
I'm sorry you are having such trouble. Isbar eggs to do not seem to travel as well as some breeds. The time of year could have a lot to do with it also. Not only are birds under stress from the day length and molting, but with the holidays, the package handling is atrocious! Give it a couple more months and try again.
What day are the eggs on? If it is past day 7, I would remove the clears and the definite bloodrings. If there is still other veining on the ones that look like bloodrings, I would leave those a while. I have seen some eggs develop what looks like the start of a bloodring, but the other veins are still good. They have gone on to hatch.
Praying the remaining eggs hatch for you.