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Final Results on Ann & JillsChicks - 6 partials

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JillsChicks, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. JillsChicks

    JillsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, All. I've not been on the message board lately because playing with chicks is more fun than writing about them!

    Here's our final count - 8 beautiful chicks - 3 black and white, 5 yellow. Four of our eggs were yolks and 6 more had partially developed chicks in the eggs. After 24 days I candled and knew the four were "duds." I made sure I threw them a small distance from me in the field in case they were stinky, but they were not. Then I took two more out; these were nearly complete chicks with incomplete absorptions of the yolks. I finally shut down the incubator this morning and sadly took the last two to the field. One had I'd say a 10 day old chick and one a 14 day old chick inside. This was very sad for me; I'd like to know what stopped their development. All I can think of is that when I turned them I turned them on their equatorial axis and not their polar ones. I learned about this 1/2 way through incubating. I think I could be more careful about turning them when I was candling too. Live and Learn.

    Well, I'm on to the "raising chicks" topic board! Thanks for a fun experience.
    Ann
    P.S. - My sill Kodak camera now says it doesn't even detect my device let alone my photos. I have uninstalled and reinstalled my software too. I'll try again. Could be the cable - but it's brand new! Rats!
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations on your chicks!

    i have a question though, about turning eggs on their equatorial axis and not their polar ones. i have never heard of that. Does that mean you should roll them on their sides rather than turn them end to end?

    Colleen
     
  3. JillsChicks

    JillsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My understanding is that I should have rolled them end over end and NOT the other way (what I'm calling "equatorial"). I had read this somewhere.
     
  4. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
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    hmmm i have been rollling mine side to side...equatorial ...i had not heard about the idea of rolling end over end. Maybe thats what im doing wrong.
     
  5. JillsChicks

    JillsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could remember where I read this, Aran. The reasoning is that the twisty white parts of the egg could get more twisted and ruin the embryo somehow. 6 of our eggs were partially developed chicks, some without absorbed yolks, so I'm wondering if the turning issue was one of my problems.
    Best wishes for a successful hatch, Ann
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Does it really make a difference? A hen just rolls hers around under her. I rolled mine side to side not end to end. Never thought about it that way.
     
  7. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    well i just set 8 new eggs last night...i will turn these guys/gals end for end and we will see if the development rate is higher! Small experiment granted but still worth doing! Im getting 12 more buff polish eggs from Rob in the next 2-3 days which i will divide into 2 groups-> the roll and the end for end turning techniques and we will see what happens!

    too much fun![​IMG]
     
  8. joanc

    joanc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Ann,
    I had a problem with my Kodak camera at one point and had to reinstall the software. It took me several times before I found out that you must NOT have the camera connected when you are installing the software. Make sure to take off the usb cord from the computer and try it again. Good luck.
    Ain't technology grand! [​IMG]
     
  9. JillsChicks

    JillsChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dear Joan - Just got a whole list of steps to follow from Kodak and will try them soon. I did realize the USB port connection part.

    Aran - Are you using a single incubator for your different collections of eggs? What will you do after day 18 and you're supposed to leave the incubator closed for the first batch? How will you turn the others? I wonder if I opened my incubator too much... Ann
     

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