Gutted- nothing happening

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by plecostrum, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they should have arrived day 19 lock down was thurs gone and still nothing

    And my 3 nov dues are nothing either - keep looking but cant hearing or seeing nothing

    We had a power cut a few days ago and think they
    Must of died. It's so annoying. With a few days to go.

    When do I accept failure and crack them!
     
  2. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

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    I had some hatch 5 days late.. But it was a temp issue. I kept the temp to low.

    Good Luck.

    Candace
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give it a few days my last chisk hatched day 24.
     
  4. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you do when you don't know what day they should hatch? Can you tell by candling?
     
  5. fc

    fc Out Of The Brooder

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    I am learning via the school of hard knocks. I put in an aftermarket fan to keep temps even, and have learned to accept disappointment and losses. Just keep reading and trying and you will have successes.
    I candled my last batch of ten and only one had a chick. Maybe hitting 120 degrees for an hour or so when I put the fan in and went to the store killed off the embryos, minus one?
     
  6. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did that early on too 120. But I had survivorslol
    I brought 36 eggs. 11 infertile and over the 21 days I'm down to 9.

    Due to my first diy attempt

    Over heating
    Electric failure

    My other diy is a little more stable with a water thermostat but still no noises yet but they have 2 days to go

    I brought a new thermostat digital controller from hongkong for my next attempt. As they don't sell wafer switches here in uk anywhere. Not the full switch I can get the the metal bit lol

    Candling. You will know as the egg will have a large air sac and the egg will be completely black nothing visible maybe a few veins
    But beware this also means bad egg! Lol. So snatch and sniff the way to go!
    Do you know you don't need to stagger hatches if collecting fromhen you can store point down like hen would for 14 days then start all together. Of is not always Mark date on egg in pencil.
     
  7. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    What if you don't see an air sack, the whole egg is dark...
     
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just sit and wait
     
  9. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it was lockdown last thurs so today was crack day

    Had think 7. Then only 5 Go to lockdown.

    1 black yolk
    1 very small dark yolk hence the dark shadow
    1 tiny with large yolk non grower
    2 chickens. Dead in shell
    Both not absorbed yolk one small buldged on bum very large bird in shell was a silkie 5 toe black skin lol
    Other chick very tiny stripey normal toes big yolk sac

    Can I post pics suppose it a bit sick

    I gave them a wash and took pics of what coulda been lol
    Don't worry I didn't blow dry lolol

    I took pic of membrane too not sure if it shrink wrapped wasn't tight but I don't know

    That one chick was very large in shell I took size comparison

    I'll host on photobucket look if your not offended.
     
  10. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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