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All 3 eggs were duds

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dancingchicken77, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. dancingchicken77

    dancingchicken77 In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    thanks so much for advice people gave me. turns out all 3 eggs were duds. btw today is day #23.

    after taking advice from you guys and a breeder on the phone, i candled all 3 eggs once more. again the air sac was still high, there was a darkish shape but not huge. i pipped a little hole in the shell at the air sac end, to see if there was any sign of movement/life inside. all 3 eggs just had...well, egg. the darkish shadow was the yolk. :|

    i'm really disappointed because it's been a long 23 days. however the breeder i spoke to had speculated that the darkish shape might have been a chick that died early, the the air sac still high, and so i feared that i might have killed the chicks with a poorly calibrated incubator. so i'm pretty happy that i didn't kill any chickies, and also i feel glad to know where i stand.

    i have 3 silkie eggs which the breeder (different breeder) assured me are fertilised, so after calibrating the incubator i'm going to leap right into my next 21 day agony of waiting. [​IMG]
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Please don't be disappointed, and Im glad you're jumping right back in. Everyone has had lousy hatches; sometimes its conditions beyond our control, and sometimes its just learning the hard way about temperature and humidity. Keep trying, you'll get some chickies.
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Sorry for your bad hatch !! Hope the next one is better [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. You must be so dissapointed after waiting so long. Any chance you can get a bigger Rcom?[​IMG] With a larger number, your chances are better of getting a better hatch. Get right back in the saddle. I love silkies.

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