yuck! opened the eggs that didn't hatch after the broody was up and off the nest ,,,,,,,why did I do that? I've read, "oh you should always do an eggtopsy" but why? so gross for one egg, and heart breaking for the other poor little chick that looked perfectly formed. but wet. I will never do that again.
I quit doing that. I can tell now what happened without digging an egg apart, but mine are all in an incubator where I can watch it all.
I shipped Buckeye eggs to a fellow in Indiana and he got 6 from 23 eggs I sent in the first batch. He was bummed, I could tell, but with shipped eggs, I don't get my hopes up for anything more than 25%. For some crazy reason, I can have almost all of them develop then not pip or only internally pip. I found this to be the case with various breeds, many different breeders and with different incubators. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet though to get what you want.
I think I am close to not hatching any more except for a few more New Hampshires and then from the other Buckeye rooster. The bantams are done after what is in there now cooking away. Cooking away may be true of the ones in the foamie bator. Our heat has been messed up and we have been trying to not run it any more than we have to. The downstairs gets cookin' hot and the upstairs will stay cold. Well, that may have shot the half of a tray of bantam eggs I had in there, it ready 103 this morning. We shall see. Once I can candle the ones in there I will move those in the foamie down, but I am sure some of them are shot.
I hope everyone has a good week. I am working the garden stuff and cleaning coops and must finish my blood testing that has been put off too many times now.
Oh, and while I was transplanting the baby peppers into pots from the starter pods, the tray fell off the side of the incubator where one end was empty. I said some bad words. They are all in okay shape, but now I have about 20 plants I don't know what they are for sure and I wanted to try selling the extras. I am thinking about those bad words again I am so mad at myself for not paying more attention. My grow stand is out of room too. I told hubby we need to build another and probably just build a small greenhouse now.