Different weight loss between eggs in same incubator? (Help please!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KrisLW, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. KrisLW

    KrisLW Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I'm incubating my first 3 chicken eggs in the RCOM Mini incubator! I am now at day 15, and yesterday I candled and re-weighed the eggs. Till now one appears to have lost 10% of it's original weight whilst the other two have lost 9% and 8%.


    Setting weight 7 day weight 14 day weight Total loss till now

    Egg 1 67g 64g 61g 8.9%

    Egg 2 66g 62g 59g 10.1%

    Egg 3 65g 62g 60g 7.7%



    Is this variability in weight loss normal when all eggs are incubated together?? These were shipped eggs.

    Thanks for your help!

    KrisLW
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have not weighed my eggs before but have noticed that the air cells in some become larger than others. I doubt it's a problem but will be an interesting thing for you to document. Possibly parts of you incubator have more air flow than others or more heat, etc.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Its normal. Go by the average.
     
  4. KrisLW

    KrisLW Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your replies!! Mind at rest now!

    KrisLW
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    it depends on location in the incubator (proximity to heat source and / or fan) as well as the porosity of the egg shell.. more porous shells lose moisture faster
     

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