Hatching eggs please help!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Egg 17, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello this is my second time hatching eggs and I just stuck some eggs in the incubator 3 days ago I have every thing set right on the incubator and this is day three of incubation and I don't see anything forming yet and I was wondering is this normal not to see anything yet I just checked fertility rates this morning and the eggs were fertile so what am I doing wrong here is a pic of my incubator if this helps[​IMG]
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  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I have these eggs and would like to know if they are good or bad eggs so I could unplug my incubator cause I don't want it running if there isn't anything forming
     
  3. cowgirlup11

    cowgirlup11 Out Of The Brooder

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    What colour are your eggs? I have always been able to see growth clearly in white eggs, and usually some sort of change in darker eggs but it can be difficult, especially if you have green eggs or not a strong enough light. I NEVER through away eggs that look infertile on day three. I always wait till at least day 7!
     
  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are light brown to brown but not like ur black copper maran eggs way lighter than that
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I have an EE rooster and he's on them hens every time u look out the window so I don't know how hey would be infertile
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If you put them in the incubator 3 days ago, they are only on day 2 of incubation and it's unreasonable to judge eggs that early. The best bet is not before day 7 to be certain. I usually start seeing the first signs day 3-4, but I would never give up on an egg let alone a hatch until at least a week. If your temps are off even slightly to the low, it could take a day or two more to see anything.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temps are steady at 38.0 degrees Celsius and the humidity is at 57 percent
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    57% is quite high for the first 17 days, especially in a little bator. Has the thermometer ever been checked for accuracy though? That's a big thing that gets many people. Many thermometers/bators, even brand new have thermometers that are off. If a thermometer has not been checked, you never really know how accurate it is. I bought a brand new thermometer that ended up being 6 degrees off.
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I will say Janoels are decent bators from what I've seen.
     
  10. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am very happy with it so what do u think I should set the humidity as that's not even as high as the paper said that it came with I lowered it a bit and no it has not been checked I haven't thought about doing that
     

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