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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by motherhen1988, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. motherhen1988

    motherhen1988 Just Hatched

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    Hi!
    Im new to this so please tell me if youd advise differently and please dont judge.
    I am on my first try incubating eggs at home. When I put the eggs in I done it over the week. 2 eggs daily monday-friday im on day 21 for the monday eggs and so far no movement. I opened the incubator to add more water and I think ive a bad egg. Is it ok to open again to check which one it is how would yous recommend doing this so the humidity levels dont drop to much. Im really hopeful for at least 2 to hatch going by checking a few days ago and I dont wanna kill any
    TIA mother hen ;)
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] have you candled them? xx
     
  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Also,,,,, are the eggs chickens or ducks
     
  4. motherhen1988

    motherhen1988 Just Hatched

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    yes. when I last checked I removed any that didnt take. Im afraid now that I might have killed one or more judging by the smell when I was adding the water
     
  5. motherhen1988

    motherhen1988 Just Hatched

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    Sorry chickens
     
  6. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    If the eggs are from ducks then you must stop opening bator at day 25! For a chicken its day 18 you should stop opening bator! (by the way, the humidity needs to be highish for duck eggs)
     
  7. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    if they are infertile they will smell bad or explode (remove bad ones!!) splattering other eggs with bad bacteria killing the rest of the chicks!
     
  8. motherhen1988

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    Yea ive stopped opening it I did once during that time to add more water. How do I remove them without opening it to find the bad one/s
     
  9. Hybridchucks

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    Thats a hard decision to make........emmm....if you did it very (if possible) quickly? maybe
     
  10. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    what day are you on again (sorry I'm very slow)
     

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