First time hatching - home-made incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Plucky Clucks, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Shamo123

    Shamo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a shame. I guess it is possible that they were never fertile to begin with. I set 60 jumbo coturnix eggs recently and only 36 of them developed fully (2 were early quitters), the rest had no development after 15 days, just yolk and egg whites.

    At least you have stuff going on in your chicken eggs, good luck!
     
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  2. Plucky Clucks

    Plucky Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Super excited. Wasn't really sure if the homemade bator was going to work.
     
  3. Plucky Clucks

    Plucky Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One question I have is had anyone had much luck hatching eggs that have been badly damaged before incubation has started. When my eggs came in the mail one had extensive spiderweb cracking all along one side and one crack that follows the whole circumference along with a good sized dent. There was no fluid leaking so I grabbed a tea candle and tried to cover as much of the damage as I could. Last night when I was turning the eggs I noticed some dried seepage around the wax and assumed it was a lost cause but left it in the bator overnight anyway. Today I candled it just to have a look and out of all 6 it has the most developed vein structure of them all and looks to be going strong! Anyone have any luck with damaged eggs? Any advice to give it the best fighting chance?
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have tried, only got to day ten.
     
  5. Plucky Clucks

    Plucky Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just going to have to keep my fingers crossed and think up a truly unique name just in case it hatches!
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    what? like nemo?
     
  7. Plucky Clucks

    Plucky Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about Cluck Norris cuz it's going to have to be a bad a** to survive this!
     
  8. Plucky Clucks

    Plucky Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, so far I have one infertile and one quiter. Oddly enough my cracked up egg is doing well!
     
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  9. Plucky Clucks

    Plucky Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my cracked finally quite, one remained clear and two with damaged air sacks from shipping also gave up. Sad but not surprised for shipped eggs
     
  10. Plucky Clucks

    Plucky Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tuesday night I locked down my two remaining Ameraucana eggs. I water candled right before and got a good wobble so I'm really hoping they both hatch tomorrow! Fingers crossed.
     

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