Well, I finally got internet back yesterday afternoon. I made it to Kansas and only got the RV stuck in 1 snowdrift, 2 miles from the new farm. Grrrr it was on Saturday Night at 10 pm. Did not get here until 1 am Sunday.
Moving truck dropped off late yesterday afternoon. Then last night it started to rain...Hard. so far .80 inches of rain with large puddles all around. Someone up there needs to let off the spigot as I have a truck to load and a schedule to keep.
I will start to collect eggs next week and once the move is over they will be going directly into the incubator. Sometime around the 7th. This two month forced hiatus due to the upcoming move was painful LOL
The very act of cooking and off gassing of pans and food is enough to kill embryo's. Especially if you use Teflon coated pans, which is what non stick pans are. Teflon kills poultry. Also I agree temperature fluctuations did not help
I can think of dozens off the top of my head.
A few questions to help narrow it down.
What brand Incubator are you using?
Are these eggs from your flock or shipped?
If from your flock, did you check fertility?
I normally check fertility from the pen on all eggs for seven days before...
Well it is official I bought a Farm today in Kansas. So lots of land, lots of mega barns and plenty of room for cattle and hay.
Now to figure out how to get the chickens there so I know if I can take them all LOL
have you tried the livestock conservancy breeder directory, they have 5 Campine breeders listed, not sure if they are silver or gold, but it is worth a try.
closing is 1/7 for this farm. and we have not found a place to move yet as it is hard to do everything virtually I have a couple of video walkthroughs today, hopefully in the next few days we find something.
About 34 years ago, I cooked a 45 pound turkey. We had to take it to my grandma's house to use he big old stove to cook it as it would not fit into our oven, and it barely fit in hers . I took pictures, some day I will run across them and scan them into the computer
for me, for Marans, even with the brightest light I can get my hands on that won't overheat the eggs, I've not been able to determine anything before day 17. So I just do the sniff test. if it smells off out it goes