day 18 on lockdown, candeling question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thegibbys, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. thegibbys

    thegibbys Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, used dry incubation method all the way through. maintained 100 degrees with humidity at 45%

    all eggs looked great 4 days ago, but to day they look questionable,

    some are very full very little room to see movement,happy with that.

    many that had good air sac size, the rest of the egg was 2/3 dark what appeared to be solids, and the other 1/3 is thick clear liquid. they have veining and some possible movement? any thoughts?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that thick clear liquid at the opposite end from the air cell? If so, you're gonna have problems with those. I just lost 11 of 12 shipped eggs that had lots of that super sticky thick yellow fluid. It's not always humidity that causes those problems, especially if the other chicks hatch well. If certain eggs have very thick shells or less porosity, it can cause that as well.
     
  3. thegibbys

    thegibbys Out Of The Brooder

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    yes the air sac is at the other end. anything to do at this point, would you still leave then in incubator, or discard?
    If keep them, how long should I give them to hatch before I call it a dude. we went on lockdown tonight. we set them march 24. dfay 21 is sat april 7,
    any thought?
     

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