Getting sad.......eggs aren't developing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brandibaby23, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well here is my story so far, I had a nice lady give me 14 eggs free just paid shipping then I bought a dozen from a lady down the road. So I put all the eggs in the incubator on the 17th. I candled today, I know a little early but still should see something right? Well NO, not one egg has any growth [​IMG] Well I retract that 3 had death rings, but had them since day 2. I am very discouraged, want to cry. Anyone have any reasoning's for this? My incubator has been running a week prior to putting the eggs in, the temp and humidity have been staying in range between 99.5 and 102.5 humidity between 35% and 50% not sure if that could have anything to do with it. So what could have caused all of them not to grow? Or am I overreacting? Is it too soon to see anything? But I just think having all 26 eggs being infertile is quite the odd occurrence. Well just had to vent and put it out there, all I wanted for christmas was some fuzzies [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    What kind of incubator are you using? And is it still air or circulated air? That last part makes a BIG difference in where you want your temps. If you candled on day 2 and day 3, you need to stop. Over candling/over handling can kill your embryos, not to mention introducing bacteria, etc. [​IMG]
     
  3. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a little giant "still air" incubator.
     
  4. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give up on them.... it may just take some time for them to develop. How old were the eggs when you got them?
     
  5. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 14 I got first were I'm guessing 3 days old maybe 4 because they were shipped but it didn't take too long and the other dozen were supposedly just laid the day I got them.
     
  6. theredroosta

    theredroosta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lg still air bators need to be 101-102 degrees at the TOP of the eggs, meaning your thermometer sits above the eggs, on top of them.
     
  7. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a blood ring /large mass thing hatch...

    I have no clue what I am looking for when I candle because I am a newbie but I did know that I couldnt trust my judgment so unless the egg was stinking it went back in the incubator for more time.

    Two of the previous four eggs I had labled as iffy or "probably bad" hatched.

    I'd try giving them a little more time.

    Good luck! And keep us posted!
     
  8. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have kept the temp pretty much at 102 but when I open to turn them it goes down a couple degrees for a few minutes. But this hatch has been more stable than any I have had before? Which is why I don't understand. what is going on. I have never candled this early before I always waited til about day 7 or 8 or later. But I was just so darn excited this time boy I hope my excitement didn't ruin all 26 eggs OMG!!! Oh and my thermometer lays down right beside the eggs, and I have 2 just in case one was wrong but they both read the same, temp and humidity. I just don't know. geesh!
     
  9. theredroosta

    theredroosta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubate longer, check at 9 days. If absolutely nothing, then you should probably toss them. The only explanation i can think of is over-candling/handling, infertility, or your thermometer/hydrometer needs to be calibrated.
     
  10. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:That explains it. I started with one of those, and bought a Hovabator Genesis when I got sick of none of my eggs ever hatching. [​IMG] Keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of your eggs though... [​IMG]
     

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