I think my eggs might be infertile

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by phillip0104, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. phillip0104

    phillip0104 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello first time trying to hatch eggs. I did get them shipped however the person had 860 positive reviews so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm worried because the humidity is always high with three different hydrometer's no matter how much or how little water it's on there. Also my eggs are about 6 or 7 days old so I candle them and they all look like the pictured I posted. I'm already nervous enough doing this for the first time but now I'm extremely worried they aren't even fertile. Cold someone please give me advice? Any would be great.
     

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    How high is the humidity? What is the humidity with no water in the incubator?

    Can you get a picture of eggs while you candle through the fat end? I'm not seeing anything in this picture but candling is best done through the fat end so maybe there's life I'm not seeing.
     
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    The humidity was always reading high 60''s that was with a little dish of,water and a song I have now removed all water and it's at 55. I do live in Florida so I'm not sure if that's the reason. But here are a couple more eggs being candled. And one just broke and there was nothing but a yolk in there.
     

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    These are all different eggs. I'm just worried because this is my first time and I was really looking forward to blue laced Wyandotte's
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Yeah I'm not seeing anything in there :( A lot of them are being candled through the narrow end in those pictures but even still at five/six days on you should be able to see something. I doubt they are fertile. Did you check the one that broke to see if it had a bullseye on the yolk?
     
  6. chicks are life

    chicks are life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya probuly infertile but I always leave a coup!e days you don't wanna waste your time if their is a possible chick.
    Good luck blue laced Wyandotte s are pretty.
     
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    I did see a couple with veins. But I've also read that since they were shipped the first day is when I put them in the incubator which was Tuesday. Does that have any bearing on their development? I'm sorry I forgot to do them the right here are a couple more eggs. The last two I can see a black dot in
     

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  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    If you put them in the incubator on Tuesday, Wednesday would be Day 1. It's a full day after 24 hours have passed. I would wait another 5 days or so and candle them again. Any development would be very obvious by then.

    Here are some good pics of what you should see when candling at any stage:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ng-pics-progression-though-incubation.261876/

    If the eggs you're incubating are brown, it may be harder to see veining early on. My eggs are all brown, that's why I wait a little longer.
     
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    Thank you for that lol. OK so I'm worrying for nothing. I have started seeing little veins but now that I know I'm two days off really puts my mind at ease. Thank you now I can sleep again
     
  10. chicks are life

    chicks are life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree wait you don't wanna waste growing chicks or time.
     

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