Have a real dark egg anyone have suggestions?

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  1. mswendeu

    mswendeu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    This is my first time incubating, I have three separate incubators running at once. I have a farm innovators 4200 model with 8 lavender orphington eggs placed on 3/21 and 6 speckled sussex eggs placed on 3/25. I also have a Little Giant 9300 still air 'bator it has 6 African/Toulouse Goose eggs placed on 3/21 and two Ancona Duck eggs placed on 3/26 in it. And I have a Brinsea mini advance containing the other 7 Ancona egg's placed on 3/26. I am not looking to promote the 'bators that isn't my intension. My intention is since this is my first time trying this to get tips and help. These photo's were taken this evening.

    [​IMG] Please note the temperature/humidity from the 9300 digital gage

    [​IMG] This is the mercury thermometer in the 9300 on top of the goose eggs

    [​IMG] This is my Thermometer/hygrometer from the floor of the 9300.



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    I was having a lot of trouble regulating the heat in the 9300 in the beginning and had a temp spike of close to 105* on the second day. I thought all was lost but decided to wait until yesterday. I am not exactly sure if this is all the eggs (my son was taking the pics and I was holding the eggs sometimes he clicked more than once). My question is since today is day 8 do they look ok?

    [​IMG] In the 9300 Ancona Day 3

    [​IMG] In the 9300 Ancona Day 3

    [​IMG] From here down in the Brinsea this is their 3rd day

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    [​IMG] This was right after candling, But the temp on this thermometer says 97.2 and 27% humidity right now.

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    [​IMG] This is the thermometer/hygrometer in the 4200

    [​IMG] Egg 1 looks kind of porous on day 4

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    [​IMG] This is the really dark egg I was referring to.

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    Can anyone give me advice and or tips? Tell me what may be wrong and what is right?

    I appreciate any and all advice/comments. Sorry the thread is so long but, in order to get everything out on the table to be seen this is how I had to do it.

    Thank you in advance - Wende
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Start by recandling...(lol I'm sorry) from the top of the egg where the air cell is. If you candle down from the air cell, or just a bit to the side (of teh air cell) and down you will get a much clearer pic of what is going on inside your egg and you will be able to see the air cell better as well.
     
  3. mswendeu

    mswendeu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Side ways better? Or from the round end better? Instead of the pointy end in the candler? My issue with the goose eggs in that they are two big I think to stick in the end of the candler so I had to use a toilet paper roller to help.
     
  4. mswendeu

    mswendeu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will re-candle them in a minute lol. And thanks for the advice Amy :)
    I hope BYC doesn't beat me up for uploading all these pics.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

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    This is one of my eggs a few nights back: [​IMG]

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    See how when you candle from the air cell how much clearer the center is?
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I use my hand around the top of the flashlight to conceal the light around the egg. I tried the toilet paper roll, but my hand always works better...lol
     
  7. mswendeu

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    I hope this is better. :)
    Wow that egg was raunchy... Sheew
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

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    On their sides is the best. The first 5 pictures looks like something going on in there to me. A lot of the rest look clear, BUT I don't know anything about duck/goose developement or when you see first signs, so if they are anything but chicken I am pretty clueless.
     
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  9. mswendeu

    mswendeu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just so happens the first 6 pics are the goose eggs.... I did them in almost the same order except I did the 6 sussex eggs (that's how I found mr. Stinky) before the 8 Lavender Orpingtons.

    On another interesting note. I think we are going to have grandpups. I was inspecting my Lucy earlier and I believe her to be about 7-10 days out from Whelp... And to think I thought I was busy yesterday.....
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

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    Oh wow, chicks/goslings and pups! Lucky you!
     

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