Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nigel5764, May 21, 2011.

  1. nigel5764

    nigel5764 Out Of The Brooder

    32
    0
    32
    May 21, 2011
    Cumbria England
    New at hatching eggs<my eggs are at 18 days which i have picked up as lock down stage .my incubator is home made but have kept humidty at46-55 until know which it is 70%.I have had temp jump between 78.8 to101 but most of time at around 90 woul this effect hatching alot also i have noticed a smell,bad egg do i try locate and remove or leave and let go full term.have noticed some like brown crystalised bits sticking on eggs any help would be great.
    nigel5764
     
  2. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    111
    0
    89
    May 3, 2011
    Blum, Tx
    If I read that correctly 90 degrees as the average that is way too low. You want it to be right around 99.5-100. It may not harm them but it will take longer for them to hatch than the usual 21-22 days. As far as the odor it is likely a bad egg and should be removed. You can make a candler out of a flashlight and your hand so that the light goes through the egg. do this in a very dark room and you will be able to tell which one is the bad one or if the entire batch is no good I would recommend doing that asap.
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by