Here I Am Again... NOW, Day 21..All Four Have Hatched..DONE!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by speckledhen, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Two Barred Rocks, two Ameruacanas, this time from Silver rather than was day 20. Saw one of the BRs rocking, but no visible pips yet-first time using the fridge-a-bator as a hatcher. I must say it's been very stable with the temps and humidity so hopefully before tonight is over, I'll have at least one pipped.

    Then, there are several in the Hova due on Nov 14 and two due a couple of days later.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2007
  2. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Oh this is exciting! I hope you have more luck than I did. [​IMG]
  3. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    Good luck! I love hatching! It's so MESMERIZING!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Corey, with so many unabsorbed yolks, sounds like perhaps a humidity issue, but sometimes you just never know. I wish it had worked out better for you-maybe the next batch will be the charm.
  5. nick101

    nick101 In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2007
    Chicago, Illinois
    I had to help out one of my B/O chicks get out of the shell. So far he is geting puffed up and very active, now i'm waiting for my other 2 buff orpingtons to hatch..
  6. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Would the unabsorbed yoke be becase to high humidity or to low?
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Usually too high, I think, but could also have been inadequate ventilation. Here is something relating to your situation:
    Not pipped. Full-term embryo, large yolk sac; yolk sac may not be fully enclosed by abdominal wall, may have residual albumen. Causes:
    1. Inadequate turning, resulting in decreased embryonic membrane development and nutrient absorption.

    2. Humidity too high during incubation or after transfer.

    3. Incubator temperature too low.

    4. Hatcher temperature too high.

    5. Eggs chilled.

    6. Nutritional deficiencies.

    7. Heredity.

    8. Embryological development accident.

    9. Breeder diseases.

    10. Inadequate ventilation.

    11. Prolonged egg storage.
  8. How exciting! Good luck with the frig-o-bator hatcher --- looked like it should work like a treat [​IMG]
    I had to pull some eggs from the bator and move them to the hatcher today. I plumb forgot I set eggs on the 4th and again on the 8th. They shouldn't be hatching til Monday, but I have 2 more Modern Game chicks out of the shell and a couple of Japanese chicks pipping. I guess I ought to put a thermometer in the incubator and check temps, lol, might be running high. But then, I had 3 Barred Rock chicks hatch today under broody hens that were set the 8th. Go figure...

    I thought unabsorbed yolk was more from temp issues during incubation, rather than humidity issues.

    Hope the hatch goes well!
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I'll be watching for updates!
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Lisa, I think it can be either one. So many factors when we artificially incubate, aren't there? I prefer a broody, don't you? I have only had my Sunny so far raise chicks and hopefully, one day soon, she or another hen will do it for me again. Good luck on your hatches, too. Right now, I'm fighting that same darn migraine that I was fighting all day yesterday-not what you want when you have chicks about to hatch. It was gone most of today, then BAM! It just hit me in the back of the head like a baseball bat again. I won't be able to stay online much tonight.

    ***One of Lexie's eggs just pipped! I knew that one had been rocking alot today.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2007

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