Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Sorry to hear about your little one, I wonder if he got some down into the lungs. that gooy stuff is NASTY.
     
  2. Blooie

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    Yeah, I know that, but a serious looking blood ring is a serious looking blood ring no matter which egg it is, I would think. That's what I meant - rather than showing every single one that looks like that, one should be sufficient to tell me what I'm looking at in the others. And a bobbling air cell in one would be the same in the others, just like a healthy looking embryo in one would look the same - maybe a little further ahead, maybe a little further behind, but healthy nonetheless. I just thought doing a few and then learning from them if I'm seeing what I think I'm seeing would be better than a photo montage! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Yes pretty much...
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    He might have, but pretty sure the yolk killed him. Will post pictures later.

    -Kathy
     
  5. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wv, did you get a new incubator?
     
  6. Blooie

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    Okay, I did a few of these tonight and this is what I think I'm seeing.

    1
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    This one looks great, and is moving in there a lot.

    2
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    Big blood ring (?) going all the way around the lower part of the egg.

    3
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    Another one that looks great and is moving, BUT the air cell moves a lot.

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    Clear?

    5
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    No idea what I'm seeing in this one. Looks kinda clear, or like it's way behind the other good ones.

    6
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    This one is a mess. Big, thick blood ring. (Ignore the upper red line - Ken was marking as I was holding the egg and flashlight and he grabbed the red fine point Sharpie in the dark.)

    7
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    Saddle air cell??

    8
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    Same egg (believe it or not) from the side.....there's a dancer in there despite how it looks.

    The air cells look huge to me, but I've never done this before. Up the humidity? It's between 45 - 50 %.

    Edited to add numbers...
     
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  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    2&6 are blood rings. 4&5 appear to be clears. The first one looks funky, but it might just be the pic, 3 does too. 7 Does look saddle cell-ish and 8 has a huge air cell.
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  8. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    <deep breath> So that means that at this point it's about as bad as I figured it was. And it's still really early so I could well lose more of them. How come a learning curve is so much more difficult to face when the "trying this"part involves living little critters?

    Edited: I forgot to say thank you, Amy. Thank you! I took a short video of one of the ones you think looks funky - number 3. Let me get it up.
     
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  9. Blooie

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    This is the one Katiebug named "Queenie" for Dancing Queen. If I end up with only one, I sure hope this is it.

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  10. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I'm just thinking about what you said when you said he was blowing bubbles..
     

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