incubating eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dylanhunt, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. dylanhunt

    dylanhunt Hatching

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    I am incubating like 5 eggs and this is the 28th day. Should i throw them out i opened one and there was a full grown bird in it. I dont know what to do.
     

  2. Bigwig

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I assume you're talking about chicken eggs? If they haven't hatched in 28 days, all the chicks in them are dead and they are not going to hatch. Sadly, it's time to throw them out. :eek:( Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! What are your eggs? Chicken, duck or other? Different poultry have different incubation periods. Was the bird in the egg you broke open alive? What incubation methods have you used? Temp? Humidity? What kind of incubator are you using? Still air? Forced air?
    Did you turn the eggs? When did you stop turning? How and for how long were the eggs stored prior to incubation?

    So many things can play a part in incubation failures even before the eggs are incubated.

    Hope you are able to find out what happened and your future attempts are a success.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

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    I generally do not keep eggs after 24 days or so. Anything beyond that, does not typically make it. Sorry about your hatch.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Sorry to hear your hatch did not go well. Better luck with the next one [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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