Incubation frustration

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlady7770, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. chickenlady7770

    chickenlady7770 Chirping

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    You are so right. I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    At least two things were wrong. Not turning the eggs for the first week is a big problem. The first week is when frequent turning is imperative for vigorous embryonic growth.
    https://www.pasreform.com/academy/f...tion/1279-the-biology-behind-egg-turning.html
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jmor.1052010207


    Your temperature may also have been low with the first pip being on day 22.
    The lack of early turning may have been the primary cause weakening the embryos.​
    It doesn't matter how many thermometers if they are all wrong.
    I originally used 5. None agreed so I ignored the one which was actually accurate. Not until I got a guaranteed accurate one which agreed with the Brinsea spot check did I start having success.
     
  3. chickenlady7770

    chickenlady7770 Chirping

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    I did rotate/turn the eggs from side to side at a 45 degree angle during the first week, I just kept them with airsac at the top to help with reattachment of the aircells since they were shipped.... I do think the temp may have been too low. There are sooooo many articles with conflicting information out there it is hard to tell which is right.....
     
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  4. morganalefae

    morganalefae Head nut at the nut house

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    A few ppl say don't turn eggs if air cells are detached for the first few days to 1 week they are in. I agree with the temp thing tho. but maybe not the brinsea part mostly mine has been well I'm not impressed lets put it that way. but keep in mind to high and hurt them to I suggest finding a calibrated ceritifed thermometer and hydrometer (note to self I do to lol). and chickenlandy7770 it's ok things happen we can only focus on the here and now :)
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    I know I've read about not turning eggs with detached air cells but IMHO, turning is more important. In an automatic turner, the air cells aren't going to be disturbed any more than during shipment.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    So they were turned. Not all shipped eggs will have messed up air cells. If candling didn't show detached cells, treat them like normal eggs.
     
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  7. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    You've got a pipper, that is encouraging. How is it doing now? Are there any others?
     
  8. chickenlady7770

    chickenlady7770 Chirping

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    Thanks for asking! I hear a little peep every one and a while. Size of the pip hasn't changed. Just one.
     
  9. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Dont lose hope yet, it is still relatively early. These littles can take days to do this. Keep checking in though. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!
     
  10. chickenlady7770

    chickenlady7770 Chirping

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    Thank you!! I see another pip
     

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