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Could it be bacteria???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tonini3059, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I candled my eggs today they are some calls and they are on day 21. I noticed what looks like an air cell on the bottom and some of the veins look thick and chunky. I tried to take a picture, but cannot get it to work. The embryo is still moving. Is it bacteria and should I let it be or get rid of them?
     
  2. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the embryo is still moving, I would not remotely remove it. Very rarely do you have an egg explode. I would take my chances.

    Sheila
     
  3. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the babies are moving around, I would put them back in the bator. They are probably just late hatchers.
     
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I don't care about them exploding but I am wondering if it is bacteria and if they make it will it get my other birds ill? I am pretty sure one has expired i haven't seen any movement. They have 6 more days until hatch day. Has anyone ever hatched an egg with bacteria??
     
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  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    My duck egg veins get thick and ropey too. I would definately hold out.....
    Good Luck!
     
  6. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
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    Thanks that is a little reassuring!! I'm so nervous if they can only hold on a couple more days!! [​IMG]
     
  7. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's NOT LEAKING, just let it run it's course. From the outside it is VERY hard to tell and I've had ones I thought hadn't been moving HATCH. No leaks, no problems. Hang in there.
     
  8. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And don't open the bator the last three days!!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

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    LOL the GOLDEN RULE!!!
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you keep humidity and temps even, opening the bator isn't a thing. I KNOW lots of people scream it to the rafters, but I just don't have a problem with it. Now it's probably my bator - it's not foam, and my being used to making adjustments but I stagger hatch in a small homemade bator. While one group is hatching I have eggs to turn.

    My temps stay in the 99-100 range and my humidity 50-60 % and voila, hatch and turning same time. If I have to I mist if it drops below 40% briefly it doesn't do any harm. I dry hatch so I'm not trying to keep the really high % some folks are trying to keep.

    I have to PAY attention but it's not all that hard to balance out. I did everything the way I was supposed to with the old foam bator and had poorer luck.

    I turn three or four times a day whichever I remember to do. But I just do it and compensate.

    While keeping to rules is useful ... they're not molded in steel. And getting a feel for the bator you have and what you can do and compensate for has it's uses.

    Use your nogin, read your thermometer, know what your hygrometer is off by - yes most are off by some.

    And keep your wits. The world will not come to an end if you have to open that bator.

    I have yet to meet three chickens that do it the same way either.
     

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