Dead eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by weirdtalon, May 3, 2016.

  1. weirdtalon

    weirdtalon Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2013
    I left for a day to go sell some birds and came back to see the humidity drop out in my incubator to 30%. I put water in and The heat spiked to 104, so I took the lid off and fought for a few hours to get it down. Two days later I candle the duck eggs and all the glowing red veins look Brown and there's a horrid smell. One was definitely dead. Right as I am about to do a recheck my bulb burned out. I tried using my other flashlight but it's not very easy and the veins still look Brown to me. Did they all die? Should I just leave them alone in case I'm wrong?
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    The humidity dropping to 30% isn't an issue. Many of us incubate at 30% as a norm. The 104F could be an issue depending on how long they were at that temps. I'd leave them and only pull anything that stinks and recheck when you have a better light.
    Last edited: May 3, 2016

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