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Received my eggs yesterday in great shape! [IMG]
You did a fantastic job packaging the eggs,
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Congrats on your new bator!
Hope you have a successful first run, too.
I have eggs on day 19 today and have 3 pips already. I can never figure out why either.
I use a Hovabator 1588, monitor the temp...
Yes, they were BCM eggs. I have been filling orders since January and I was hoping my broody could hatch some for me to keep.
My silkies hatch 9...
All my BYCer egg purchases have been very positive and I recommend shopping here [IMG]
I've only purchased from an eBayer once and the eggs did...
Sorry to hear about what you went through [IMG]
But I'm thinking your eggs will probably be fine.
It's hard when you are not home and have the...
I have about a hundred birds right now and our broodies are usually silkies in the barn because I can isolate them
I usually don't use the outdoor...
I had business in town last night so my daughter and hubby collected eggs from my hens last night.
One of my BCM hens had been broody and was...
Good luck on your hatch. [IMG] Are their eggs pretty big?
I traded some silkie chicks this year for 10 buff sussex chicks and I just adore them....
I don't see why not.
Basically you are doing the same thing that an auto turner would be doing.
I'm not experienced with still air...
I have 8 D'uccles, 10 BCMs, 9 BLRWs and one precious mutt due on 5/27
Does that count? [IMG]
Then it sounds like the first example, just too big to move around in the egg and get into position to pip.
Next time around you might want to try...
Poor little guy [IMG]
Warm water on something very soft should help.
Chicks can hatch sticky sometimes and I'm guessing his eyes should be...
Oh, I should have asked, shipped eggs can have poor (sometimes non-existent) hatches.
So much for my dissertation on humidity [IMG]
They may have...
Sorry about your poor hatch rate.
What was your humidity at days 1-18?
Fully developed chicks that do not hatch is frequently caused by the...
Sorry to say that they probably could be thrown out. Assuming that your temps were steady.
If they are black copper marans egg (I'm guessing...
Definitely raise the humidity if the air cells are looking advanced for the day that you are on.
Relative humidity is just a number, the air cells...
I recommend you read this article on dry incubation:
It will give you a lot of helpful...
The turner motor gives off heat but I don't know if it's enough to raise the temp in your bator but shouldn't affect your humidity.
Great pics [IMG]
That egg does not look like a day 18 egg to me. Is it one you set on 5/8?
Your 5/5 set would be locking down tomorrow and your...