12 out of 13 dead in shell.fully grown?? geesh

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by okiechick57, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    [​IMG] I know this has been addressed before..... but here I go.if you have the link to a thread please post it of help me figure out what happened to this batch.
    I had 12 or so eggs in bator doing great , all growing , then on day 24 one lone chick hatched.........I waited another 2 days and broke open the ones who did nothing......they were all in shell,no pipping,fully grown,dead ?? Made me sick.
    Temps and humidity were right where they were supposed to be, I didnt even candle these or open bator near as much as I have in the past? any ideas?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am sorry you lost your hatch. I had one week before last that developed through day 21 and nothing hatched. I have no idea why. They looked shriveled and gross. It was bad and they were from tiny little eggs, much smaller than I expected orp eggs to be.

    What kind of incubator are you using and the thermometer? If you got a chick on day 24 that is a late hatch and indicates to me that the temps were low at some point.
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Thank you both.....it is discouraging to say the least. I check out the list you posted speckled.....my temps and humidity were right on the whole time. I had only one spike in temp and that was on 101 a few days before moving to hatcher.....I guess one can't "know" all the time..... I have one lone egg ,from my sweet friendly little siesta going into hatcher wednesday and sure hope it works......and 12 turkey eggs to hatch next week, sure wish I knew .......I appreciate your comments and info.....
  5. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Quote:I am using a LG, worked fine with other hatches...... temp always maintains right.come to think of it I did have one day it went down to 97 but it came right back up..... thermometer is made for this job... humidity gauge I have tested and its good...????/who knows?
  6. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I guess I am lucky, I use only still air
    L G's Model 9200 with a turner. These go to school projects and health care hospitals. With them I get an average of 80 %. I only check on them once a week and I tape them closed so no one opens them. A few times the alzheimer patiens have messed with the temperture. My main incubators are white silkie hens. If an egg is fertile they will hatch it. With the hens I don't need to worry about temperture, humidty or candling. If an egg is bad, she will kick it out.
  7. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Quote:I am thinking I just need to never open it, temps and humidity stay fine...... I do not open much,just to check water........but I agree,you seem to be lucky.this has a fan.....and turner so I don't need to be in it.....am going to set one lone egg and then turkey eggs this weekend..hoping it goes better.........
  8. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Songster

    Jun 6, 2007
    Sorry to hear you didn't have a good hatch Okiechick57. [​IMG]
  9. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Quote:I had a temp spike of 103 in my still air on day 18. It killed all of my fully formed chicks. I don't know if the 101 temp would do the same, but it could be a possibility.
  10. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Okie, I sent you a pm message. I have some eggs if you want them for running a test on your bator.

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