Day 8 on Silkie Batch A and Day 3 on Silkie B and BQ Batch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SebrightLover, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. SebrightLover

    SebrightLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tried candling on Day 7 - either I suck or they aren't developing. I'm hoping for the former!

    Here are my temps, etc for the bator:

    Day Humidity Humidity Range Temp Temperature Range Comments
    Set Date 36 80.4 Set Silkie A
    Day 1 41 41-51% 102.2 80.4-102.2
    Day 2 41 34-50 102.3 97.8-102.9
    Day 3 40 36-46 101.8 100.9-102.9
    Day 4 40 36-43 100.9 99.6-103.2
    Day 5 39 36-49 100.9 100.1-101.3 Set Silkie B and BQ
    Day 6 48 47-58 100.9 93.3-101.1
    Day 7 41 40-49 100.5 100.5-101.3 Candled Silkie A - 1 is cracked but not leaking
    Day 8 39 30-50 100.9 93.7-101.4

    I can't get it to line up nice but you get the picture.

    How are these temps and ranges?
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully someone who has actually hatch an egg will respond, but from what I can tell, it looks like your temps got a little high on day 1 and 2, and your humidity might be a smidge to low.
    What kind of incubator do you have, still air or forced air?
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your temps and humidity are not far off...your still ok...LG still airs temp is to be in the 101 range...anything above 102 or 103 for along period of time kills the hatch..since the temp was at the begining of the hatch just give it sometime....might be fine .....low temps cause the hatch to be delayed by a day or two.....Your humidity is fine...40 to 50% first 18 days (anywhere in that range) same for the last 3 days anywhere from 60 to 70% range....

    Just take a deep breath and candle again at day 14...turn all the lights off and make sure your room is dark to candle......cracked egg might start to seep or smell be careful!
     
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  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Listen to Tuffoldhen, she knows what she's talking about. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Thanks Josie...not all would agree [​IMG] and I have been known to make a blunder [​IMG]. not always chicken related!! [​IMG] .... but I will admit if I think I'm wrong ..........

    I'm sure Sebright is okay....
     
  6. SebrightLover

    SebrightLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I candled tonight and removed 4 eggs that were bad. I really can't tell for sure on the first batch (Day 13) whether any are developing, but I am pretty sure that at least 3 in the second batch (Day 7) are! Woo hoo!

    And the dern BQ eggs are just too dark to tell.
     

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