Am I a complete Idiot?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blitz1027, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all. Today was supposed to be day 17 for my eggs, so I went to candle them and none of the 2 dozen eggs had developed.
    I candled them at day 10 and they looked to be developing but after I found out today that none went beyond that I went and broke them all open just to see and only 3 out of the 2 dozen had developed anything inside. This is the second time I have incubated eggs and the first time they have failed to hatch. Last time I incubated eggs I did a whole lot of stuff wrong and got a great hatch and this time I did everything right I thought and none hatched.

    So my question is...

    AM I A TOTAL IDIOT???
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    No just unlucky. It happens to everyone. SO sorry about your hatch.

    Are these shipped eggs?

    Are they your own?

    Did you check fertility if they were your own eggs?
     
  3. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most were my own eggs. I also had a some shipped eggs in there.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    how is fertility on your eggs?
     
  5. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've checked several of my eggs before and they were all fertile. I've seen my rooster mount the hens. I just don't know what I could have done so wrong that would cause the eggs to not develop. The 3 that started developing was 1 polish x brahma and and 2 bantam chochin eggs. none of my pure bred brahma eggs developed
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    You maybe didn't do anything wrong. Sometimes things just happen that way. Incubating eggs is always a gamble. Hoping your next hatch goes better!
     
  7. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Sounds like a fluke- so sorry.
     

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