Day 14 and down to 7 eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsejody, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I candled last night and had to toss 5 eggs. Three showed no development, one was just a blood ring and one had a baby that had stopped developing at about 6 or 7 days. I am now down to 6 jersey giant eggs and 1 mixed breed. [​IMG]

    I have 15 eggs that should go into th incubator tonight. My second incubator (with no turner) has been on for two days. I have been unable to stabilize its temperature. [​IMG] I am close but not quite there yet. Is it safe to put the new eggs in with the old? Since they will be at room temperature when they go in, will they drop the temp too much in the incubator? If it is safe, I will put them all together and when day 18 comes around for the first set I will move them to the second incubator. It should be stabilized by then (or I will have made or bought a new one). [​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I would not add them to the other eggs. As you said, it would drop the temps...and you risk a loss.

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