Help! Will my eggs hatch?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brookeee2013, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Brookeee2013

    Brookeee2013 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 21, 2012
    Ringgold, Ga
    My Coop
    Ok so I have 6 eggs in my incubator. I've been incubating for 5 days. The first 2 days I didn't have an incubator and used a heat lamp and I accidentally over heated them. Well I candled them tonight and I didn't see any veins or dark spots. Should I just stop incubating them? Do you think they'll hatch?
  2. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    You have nothing to lose by incubating them 5 more days. In 5 more days you really should see veins or they aren't viable.

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Good Luck!
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    X2 keep trying!
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    also Not sure how high u went with the temps..... We have a summary of our incubating hatching thread here...

    But this is a paste from it in regards to temps..... go to the link, ignore the title, there is some good info in there! Fingers crossed!
    What If the Power Goes Off?
    A number of conclusions from this data which have practical implications:

    1. Cooling eggs for short periods, say 30 to 40 minutes, on a regular basis (say once
    every 24 hours) at any stage during incubation has no detrimental effect and is
    probably of benefit.

    2. If eggs are likely to be cooled for longer periods (more than 2 hours) the way they
    should be treated depends upon their state of development. If the eggs are newly set
    the best plan is to cool them fairly quickly down to 5 - 20°C (41 - 68°F) and hold
    them in this range - put them in the fridge!

    It may also be best to treat eggs this way up to about the 14th day, although greater
    losses must be expected if severe cooling occurs later in incubation.
    If power loss occurs when the eggs are near hatching, incubator temperature is less
    critical, but severe chilling will cause mortalities. It is preferable therefore, to take
    reasonable steps to limit heat loss by keeping the incubator shut and raising the
    temperature of the room if possible. The metabolic heat from the embryos will keep
    them warm for quite a long time.

    3. Avoid maintaining eggs in early stages of incubation for long periods of time in the
    ‘zone of disproportionate development’ (27 - 35°C/80.6 - 95°F). This will result in a
    large number of deaths and abnormalities.

    4. Avoid subjecting the eggs to over-temperature at any time but particularly in the early
    days of incubation.

    Remember that incubator thermometer readings will not be the same as embryo temperatures
    when cooling or heating occurs. The eggs will lag behind the air temperature. For example,
    cooling hens eggs by taking them out of the incubator into a room at 20°C/68°F for 30-40
    minutes is likely to cool the internal egg temperature by only 3 - 5°C (7 - 10°F). Eggs smaller
    or larger than hens eggs will react quicker or slower accordingly.
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    SEDONA New Egg

    Nov 22, 2012
    think you must keep trying

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