Are my eggs developing too slowly?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lswatson111304, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put them all in on Sunday evening last week. Yesterday was the day I cracked one and could see a tiny heartbeat. Today I candled (I know I SAID I wasn't!) and I could see spidering of the veings, and a small embryo forming. You couldn't see the tiny dark spot candling yesterday. I was googling and someone had pics and theirs looked like this on day 3...are mine going too slow? I think my temps have been a little low because its really cold in the house.
    Is there any chance they will make it if I keep the room warmer to keep the bator temps up?
     
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    It concerns me when you say you "cracked" one..... I usually don't candle til day 14, that way you are pretty certain whether a particular egg is viable. They sound fine, but I have had the same problem this time of year with variable heat in the house. That said, you should have at least 1 thermometer in your incubator. I personally run 2 with 1 old fashioned mercury thermometer reading about 101 and the digital reading 98.8.

    Check them again on day 14. If there is a big blob and a well defined air pocket, you should be fine going into lock down.

    The first few are always exciting.
     
  3. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    loanwizard The cracked egg was an accident.

    lswatson111304
    I'm sorry to hear about your cracked egg. I know how you feel, but know your not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another. I have a dented egg in the bator I patched.

    If your temps are a little low , it will take a little longer to hatch. There is a good thread in the Sticky showing how the eggs develop.

    It's a good idea as loanwizard stated to use 2 thermometers. I have a chick right now that doesn't seem as developed as the rest and tomorrow is my lock down. He's kicking up a storm, so i'm just figuring he may take a day or 2 longer.
     
  4. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm on day 23 and some of mine are just developing. [​IMG] [​IMG] what temp are you at?
     
  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a friend's eggs start developing on day 10 so anything is possible and surely not unlikely they just started late.
     
  6. cmom

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    Your temp might be a little low or your thermometer could be off a little. If the temp is low then they can hatch a day or two later.
     
  7. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I got the temp where it should be today. Hopefully it will hold through the night.
     
  8. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chill out lol. just let them go.
     
  9. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:your temp should be 100-101f
     
  10. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:your temp should be 100-101f

    now it's just below 102
     

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