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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ed frazier, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. ed frazier

    ed frazier New Egg

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    Hello friends new to this site and new to incubating just went through my 21 day incubating period but no eggs hatched I turned them twice a day and kept my temp at about 99.5 can anyone tell me what else to do or any advice that might help just put my second round of eggs in today any help will be appreciated
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome, glad you joined us.

    I have no experience hatching, but would suggest you post the question on Incubating and Hatching eggs.

    So sorry about the hatch failure, good luck with the next.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you tried candling the eggs at any stage of development? Are you certain the eggs were fertilized? 21 days is a usual time for hatching but, not written in stone. Some breeds hatch out earlier, some later. If your temps lowered unexpectedly, that would lengthen the time to hatch. You might want to wait a couple more days. Check out the Raising backyard chickens forum especially the section on incubation and hatching.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I've never incubated so I'm not much help. Good luck though![​IMG]
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  9. Desertbloomie

    Desertbloomie Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy![​IMG]
    Candling is a very important step to success...and if you dont know how to candle, BYC is the best place for learning.[​IMG]
    If you dont have fertile eggs, then ya wont git chicks!
    But you know that! [​IMG]

    I made my candling lamp from an empty can, then fit a flashlight in the open end that shown a light through a small hole drilled on the solid end of the can
    My husband knew when I went missing, he could find me in the closet, candling eggs.

    Heres a pic of a much nicer egg candler idea, from BYC! Of Course[​IMG]

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