Egg weight loss during incubation, Yes I am OCD

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvzmybabz, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a post a while back about eggs lossing weight during incubation, so I thought I would set a batch and weigh on the same day that I candle well yesterday was day 7 so here is the original and the first candling I will probably do day 14 and possibly 18 as I put them in hatcher. All measurements are in ounces.

    Egg 1- set 1.96 day 7 1.84 (-.12) veining and movement
    Egg 2- set 2.02 day 7 1.92 (-.10) veining and movement
    Egg 3- set 2.08 day 7 1.94 (-.14) possible begining of blood ring or a very BIG vein
    Egg 4- set 2.02 day 7 1.89 (-.13) good veining
    Egg 5- set 2.12 day 7 1.98 (-.14) good veining

    I use a toliet paper roll cut into 1/4ths to set the egg in while weighing tare back to 0.00 weigh then candle also gives me and extra hand while candling.
     
  2. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg 1- set 1.96 day 7 1.84 (-.12) day 14 1.75 (-.09)veining and movement
    Egg 2- set 2.02 day 7 1.92 (-.10) day 14 1.82 (-.10)veining and movement
    Egg 3- set 2.08 day 7 1.94 (-.14) day 14 1.82 (-.10)looks good still
    Egg 4- set 2.02 day 7 1.89 (-.13) day 14 1.79 (-.10)good veining and movement
    Egg 5- set 2.12 day 7 1.98 (-.14) day 14 1.79 (-.09)good veining
     
  3. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    looks good!
    wow what incubator are you using.? [​IMG]
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Now that's some work! Best way to make sure the right percent of water is lost from the egg. Don't remember the right percent though!
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Now isnt that interesting? I appreciate you taking the time to do that and to post it.
     
  6. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I never would have thought to do that!

    GOOD JOB! [​IMG]
     
  7. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an LG 9200 Still air until this weekend and I will put in my variable speed computer fan rig up that my husband better get the wire nuts or connector for. I am an electrophobe.
     

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