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Latest hatch already a bust! :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cqranch, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I must have a serious issue with my bator. Either I have a defective bator or a nasty little bacteria in there. I set 32 of my own eggs, candled tonight on day 10. 4 were clear, 6 developing and 22 blood rings! Second hatch in a row with that had large number of eggs with blood spots or rings.

    I soaked the bator with bleach, scrubbed it, rinsed and let dry. Not sure what else to do.
     
  2. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry to hear. Check to make sure it isnt your source of eggs. Are you buying them from someone?
     
  3. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear about your disappointment.

    Let us know what you learn.
     
  4. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were from eggs from my own hens. Wonder if collecting in the cold weather has any affect? If the eggs got too cold before I collected them?

    It was in the sixties today, so placed a full dozen collected today to see if the outside temps are playing any role.
     
  5. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your hens? Are they young and healthy?
     
  6. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes all young and healthy. Been laying for around 3 months now. Last hatch, I had mostly shipped eggs and around a dozen or so of my own. Mine were the only ones that hatched last time. 6 hatched.
     
  7. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe your hens are ill? Thats my only guess at this point
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't know how your incubator has been running, but a temp spike in the first few days will kill the chicks and turn into blood rings. Maybe you need a new thermometer (or two)?
     

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