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Is this a quitter??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickdaddy103, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. chickdaddy103

    chickdaddy103 In the Brooder

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    Hey everybody, this is my first time attempting to hatch out some chicken eggs. We are on day nine and I just couldn't stand it anymore so I candles them. Is the following a quitter?
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Not sure if it's a quitter or not, but that air cell is huge for only day 9. Your humidity is too low.
     
  3. chickdaddy103

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    That's Just a visual effect from the picture, in reality the humidity is about 55% in the incubator
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Are you certain that the gauge is accurate?
     
  5. chickdaddy103

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    Positive. We actually have 2 reading the exact same. Any thoughts on whether or not that's a quitter?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    No clear veining, most likely dead. Wouldn't hurt to keep in a few more days, just to be absolutely certain.
     
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  7. chknnugget

    chknnugget Hatching

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    How does it compare to the other ones? I have hatched two times and checked daily starting on day 3. I would go by what the others look like compared to that one. They can develop a day behind others. I was still pulling bad eggs day of hatch... Just because i wasn't sure. I think that it looks good... Just give it a few days and you'll figure out by fit frying if it's viable or not. Hope this helps.:D
     

  8. chickdaddy103

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    Yeah unfortunately I agree... as of yesterday there was a bouncing baby chick, but today absolutely nothing. I have no idea what happened.
     

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