embyos dying at day 7

encorepistol

Songster
10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
547
5
139
MO
I candled some eggs I filled up my hovabator with and a lot of them had the blood ring. My temp is stable at 100 and humidity runs betwen 50-55%. What causes this? I dont put in dirty eggs and it is the first setting of eggs for the year with it. I cant wait to get my cabinet completed!
 

Coldweatherbirds

Chirping
8 Years
Feb 24, 2011
295
0
99
Central Maine
Sorry, newbie.... am I supposed to wash my eggs before setting? I thought washing them removed some sort of protective layer that eggs naturally have. I've been saving eggs for 6 days... is it too late to wash the ones with smears?
 

smchickfarm

Songster
9 Years
Mar 9, 2010
986
4
133
Waynesville,OH
you are right about the washing, you don't want to do that. However, if they are really dirty, you can try to get it off by taking a damp paper towel and trying to get the dirst/smears off without wiping the whole egg off. If i am collecting eggs to incubate and I get 1 or 2 that are really dirty, I just don't even mess them.

how bad are the "smears" on them?
 
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