Cancelled eggs at day 25 no life seen, what went wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ellij97, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. ellij97

    ellij97 New Egg

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    When I looked inside the eggs 7 of them look to have stopped developing at about day 20 they were big but hadn't fully absorbed the yolk a couple looked to have stopped developing sooner at around day 14 possibly. Kept the humidity at 55 ish until day 18 then increased to 65 however the membranes looked dry, any guess on what went wrong?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    The incubation humidity seems high but maybe that works okay where you are. Did you open them up? They are chicken eggs, right?
     
  3. ellij97

    ellij97 New Egg

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    Yes they are chicken eggs and when we cracked them they were all already dead. What would you have recommended they humidity to be at?
     
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    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Check out the thread on dry incubation. I aim for somewhere in the 30s and that seems common but some people do go up to 50s with good results. It depends on your altitude and how humid your area is. The best gauge is to watch moisture loss throw air cell measurement or weighing the egg. It does take practice and I'm still learning!
     
  5. ellij97

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    Thanks I'll have a look at that thread and going to buy a new hygrometer before trying again just to make sure that it was reading right and measure weight loss whilst incubating
     

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