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Disappointing Day 21 - Candling Pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Something has gone wrong on me. Temp and humidity has been good,
    although my trust in the Flukers is low. Eggs are good unless something
    happened in the mail. This is unlikely since they came from 3 different
    people. No temp spike occured that I know of. The only common variable
    is most were in an LG 9200 with the new style turner.

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    18 out of 55 eggs with little or no development. I opened 5 others last
    night that were at various stages of "not making it"
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    This one I left in the bator:
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    New Delawares - 50% of the eggs have hatched & a few more may hatch
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    We have a lot of chicks (Leghorns + a few misc on bottom):
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    Our incubator:
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Oh, no..I'm so sorry! Gee, what on earth could have happened here? Do you really suspect the P.O. or the thermometer accuracy? I'm getting 100% fertility here with the Ameraucana eggs and almost 100% with the Blue Orps, too. And so are other people who are hatching them. Hmm. From three different people, I would say the P.O. probably wasn't the issue on this one.
    What is actually left in the bator now?
     
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  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    They all look infertile [​IMG] Where did you get that little incubator in the picture? NEVER MIND [​IMG]
     
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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I think PC is being funny....it's an egg cooker...[​IMG]

    PC....I didn't see much better on the eggs I candled last night. [​IMG]
     
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  5. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    oh duh [​IMG]
     
  6. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I was thinking the same thing! Oops. Glad you posted first...
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Speckled, I have 7 Blue Orps, 2 Silvers, 3 Charlottes, & 1 BR from your batch.
    So i guess I'm not doing so bad with yours after all. I have 6 of 7 of Jody's
    silkies but only 4 of 9 Araucaunas remaining. I've lost 2 of the 3 of your
    BRs [​IMG] I've candled all the remaining eggs in the bator. I'm at day
    20 for yours and Jody's, day 21 for the Delawares.

    Something must have happened in the first few days to prevent development.
    The pics look like they are infertile but not in person. They look like
    they started but stopped at day 5 or so.

    We had a horrible hatch on the Campines (2 of 12) and mixed (3 of 12)
    from last weekend.

    Observations:
    I relied too much on the Flukers Thermo/Hygrometers.
    I opened the bator WAY too many times to adjust humidity, reposition
    thermometers, and infrared test the eggs.

    Maybe my expectations were just too high after having a few good
    hatches from my Leghorn mutts. Trying to balance 3 bators full of eggs
    at the same time was probably stupid too.



    Oh, that little white thing is not a bator. It's an egg cooker. I have
    a twisted sense of humor.
     
  8. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Katy is getting to know me. [​IMG]

    What day are you at on your eggs Katy? I'm sure you have a post
    that I'll read soon. Right now I was too busy crying in my Cherrios.
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I JUST WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR THAT WHATEVER MY PROBLEM
    HERE IS IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CYNTHIA'S OR JODY'S EGGS.
    IT BOTHERS ME THAT I SCREWED UP SUCH GOOD EGGS.
    I HOPE THEY WILL BOTH SELL ME EGGS WHEN I NEED THEM AND
    NOT THINK OF ME AS THE EGG KILLER (OR COOKER).

    MY LAST TWO BATCHES WERE EBAY PURCHASES SO I REALLY
    WASN'T TOO CONCERNED.

    Sorry for shouting.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    You have nothing to apologize for, Don! Nothing at all. And whenever I have eggs available, I'll surely let you have more. Sounds like you do have quite a few left, though, so just hang in and I bet you'll get some sweet little babies on Day 21.
     

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