lost 15 eggs - boo hoo

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by courtshep, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only 5 chicks hatched, and being day 23 I decided to investigate. I candled and carefully opened an egg. It was a gooey mess. No chick at all. Does this mean it was not fertile? I did get the 5 chicks. I can't understand!! They were all in incubator together under same conditions. Thanks for any info! I need to learn from this!
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Have you tried candling at all? You should be able to tell which eggs had developed and which did not by candling them.
     
  3. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did candle them, and apparently I am really bad at it!! I thought they were developing. I need a better method.
     

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