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post #1 of 17
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What causes yolks to break in the incubator? I only have one hen, i made one incubator cor the first 25 days and made a seperate hatching incubator to put the egg in after that. but everyday I put the egg in the incubator and so far the first 6 eggs have been broken by day 5. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 17

What temps were you using?

 

Humidity Levels?

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post #3 of 17
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The temp varies from 98.9-100.1 and the humidity stays at 55%.
post #4 of 17

what do you mean the eggs are broken? Like the shell is broken open and contents everywhere?

 

are you hand turning?

 

do you have small children who could be "helping"?


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post #5 of 17
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Oh no sorry, when I candle the egg, the yolk inside is broke. Till my motor for the egg turner I built comes in, I am turning by hand. I only have time to turn them 3 times a day. At 6am, 4pm, and 11 pm. My kids are only home when I'm home so they can't turn them anymore.
post #6 of 17

have you cracked the eggs open to confirm the yolks are broken? 


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post #7 of 17
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No I haven't but when I candle them, it's not even round. If I hold it on its side and candle it, the yolk will take up the whole side, not no round shape. Sorry I can't describe it any better. It's just clearly broke.
post #8 of 17

if you havent cracked one open you wont know for sure, its a guess at best. Is this your first time incubating eggs?


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post #9 of 17
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Ill crack one open when i get home to make sure. Yes it's my first time incubating. Never had ducks (or any other poultry or fowl) before either till this spring. Planned on having 8 ducks, ended up with 12, then raccoons killed all but 2 in one night. One male, one female, thought that was kinda lucky despite losing the rest. So I figured I'd try to incubate some.
post #10 of 17

 

 

ok since I am a visual person here are a couple of candled eggs (just took these)

 

 

    Fresh duck egg from our Silver Appleyards laid in the last 2-3 days

 

 

Newly arrived SHIPPED egg for hatching ordered on Saturday. Shipped Monday, arrived today (Wednesday)

 


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