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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ravencreek, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. ravencreek

    ravencreek Songster

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    ok this is day 21. I had to open the bator to add some water and noticed what LOOKED like a pip. Well I couldn't resist myself so I picked it up to listen. To my surprise the egg was insanely light. I have yet to smell anything rotten so is it possible the egg evaporated? I kept the humidity up and temps were between 100-101. Any ideas?
     

  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    It woudnt have pipped itself [​IMG] Eggs lose wieght as the get tword hatching ,
    PS keep youre hands out of the bator [​IMG]

    Good luck with the hatch:thumbsup
     
  3. ravencreek

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    Thats what I thought too. But it feels empty. I also haven't smelled anything rotten and thats a good thing right? I mean if the eggs were no good wouldn't they start to smell? Even if they aren't cracked?
     
  4. ravencreek

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    Anyone?
     
  5. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Songster

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    Did you candle it? I think you should and see if it is empty....maybe it was empty to start with. Has anyone heard of an empty egg being layed?
     
  6. ravencreek

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    Well it wasn't empty when I put it in. But no I didn't candle. Last day I candled was 14. It wasn't empty or light then.
     
  7. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Songster

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    Okay weird. I wonder if there is a hole in it....dude that is weird! i have NO idea! ha!
     

  8. ravencreek

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    Well there is a hole/crack in it....I thought it was a pip. But wouldn't I Smell something? There is no bad smells in the incubator or the actual egg when I put it next to my head to listen. I have been fearing the worst(as I'm sure all newby's do) because my eggs at day 14 had no visible veins but they were mostly black with an air cell. So I thought they could be rotten then I was told I would smell them. Would I still smell something if the eggs are not cracked?
     
  9. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

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    I'm no expert, but I would try to peel the shell around the hole a little bit and wet the membrane to see if anything is moving in there. If there is a moving chick you will have to keep that membrane moist to prevent it from sticking to the chick.
     
  10. lilbreeches

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    IMO, leave them alone for a couple of days and watch.....from outside the bator! see if anything happens. if by day 23 or 24 no pips or babies, then do a candling.
     

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