Dead eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by robinaggie, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Today is day 9, and I just candled again. I found four dead eggs. The yolks were obviously broken, and there were tiny (half a pencil eraser) dead embryos when I opened them. What's causing this? I'm turning by hand three times a day. Am I being too rough? I wash my hands before I touch the eggs, but is bacteria the problem? Humidity too low? Could this have to do with the temp fluctuations when I first set the eggs (went up to 103)?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are they shipped eggs?
     
  3. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    No. This is from the 24 eggs I bought from our local egg farmer. I set them the day they were laid.
     

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