Bad Incubator, or Is Rooster Firing Blanks - what's wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by austindon, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. austindon

    austindon Out Of The Brooder

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    Our first 6 eggs have been duds. The temperature and humidifier in the incubator seem all fine. We have a Brinsea Mini. We are wondering if our rooster is firing blanks. Does this ever happen?

    What suggestions do you have? We keep adding new eggs to the ones we take out and test when they candle as being duds.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Upon occasion a rooster may become sterile. Do a site search on 'bulls eye fertility' - several threads will come up with pictures showing the 'bulls eye' appearance of fertile eggs.
     
  3. austindon

    austindon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. That was very helpful seeing the photos. :)
     
  4. rayray983

    rayray983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also remember winter time eggs are less likely to be fertile :) give the old man a chance to warm up in spring before ya replace him
     
  5. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you crack open a fresh egg and post a picture? [​IMG]
    looking for a bullseye, or non-bullseye (irregular shaped white dot)
     

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