Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So green goo egg had fluid in the air cell, opened it and checked... Well formed baby at correct stage. Egg was filled with yolk and fluid. Already lost the two that tried to hatch early and now the 7 left are dipping with lots of movement at the bottom of the air cell. Like they're trying to start an internal pip. Problem, they're not due until March 20.
    Now what. Drop temp ( had to have been spiking) , raise humidity, what? Do I attempt a lockdown? Can I stop turning this early?
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Eggs do not need to be turned after 2 weeks, I actually stop turning at the end of day 13 now so they are at rest as they turn to the big end. I wouldn't go into lockdown early unless there's an internal or external pip. I would definitely lower the temps if they hatch more than a couple days early.
     
  3. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What the heck. Duck egg due on the 20th, blood stain at edge of air cell. Crud. To open or not to open, that is the question. So early and I've lost the others that pipped early already. Ugh.
     
  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Were your eggs partially incubated when you started? Can't see any fowl being ready to hatch a week early. Something seems really wrong.
     
  5. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. This was supposed to be the perfect set. But, have a feeling I had temp spikes. It's the only thing that could account for this. Got the bleeding stopped.
    This is officially the worst hatch ever. For the first time ever, I actually debated not helping an egg.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Sorry you are having such rotten luck this go 'round.
     
  7. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I suspected would happen, that one didn't make it either. 4 others moving around with two definite internal pips. One has almost no visible veining, one has just a touch of visible veining and two with an 1/8"-1/4" of very visible veining. Then there's 2 more eggs that are spot on for this stage. Actual hatch date for all 6 is supposed to be the 20th. Sadly, I'm just ready for this set to be over.
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I can't blame you there.
     
  9. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    So what day are you on right now? And these are duck eggs?
     
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