Down to 3 (or 5)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HobokenChickenEmergency, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of 6 bantam brown leghorn eggs, I had 2 blood rings and 3 empties. 1 looks great, veins and dancing embryo and all.

    Out of 8 EE eggs, I had 4 empties, 2 browns that APPEAR empty but are still in the bator (I could be wrong), and 2 greens that look ok. Ok? Heck, I can't even see into them. I see an air cell in each, but apparently my LED light just isn't strong enough to do the job. Or maybe I'm just blind.

    HOPEFULLY I will reach day 21 with at least 3 (or 5) chicks hatching.

    Does anyone else have these abysmal numbers going on? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I only got 12 eggs of 41 out of my first hatch.

    For a great candling light, go to Home Depot...buy the LED Lenser... a bit pricey at $50 but, it goes through dark Maran eggs.
     
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  3. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I just might do that.
     
  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also it is easier to see if you candle through the top/air sack as it helps spread the light into the egg
     
  5. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only got two out of twelve. [​IMG] And day 21 on my 18 in the bator and nothing yet! Hopefully I will get something. My luck has not be the greatest so far either. I have thrown away at least 24 eggs so far. My bator used to be full!


    Chris
     

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