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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sarahclrksn, May 15, 2009.

  1. sarahclrksn

    sarahclrksn Out Of The Brooder

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    okay this was our first time incubating eggs, we have the square styrofoam with the turner and fan in it. last night which would have been day 25 we checked the eggs...there was nothing in any of them except thick yellow liquid...what did we do wrong...
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh dear. You should have checked those eggs the first week. Any number of things could be the problem:
    Old eggs
    Infertile eggs
    Bad temperature
    Bad humidity
    etc

    Where did you get the eggs? Were they refrigerated when you got them? Have you been monitoring the incubator temp?
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I would say poor fertility-? or bad shipping methods-on the USPS part-if they came a long way? Im sorry I went through it too...lost all 38
     
  4. dab045

    dab045 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh Im so sorry. I dont know what to say to you. I am on day 24 my self and it doesnt look good for me either, but lets keep positive. Good vibes your way!!!!
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Had you candled the eggs along the 18 days?
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    get some more and do it again. for my second go-round I got a hygrometer and candled . . . huge improvement!
     
  7. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to the chicken family and haven't incubated any, myself.
    But I am so sorry for your loss! I'm sure you were waiting for the little ones, and counting the days.[​IMG]
     
  8. sarahclrksn

    sarahclrksn Out Of The Brooder

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    i got the eggs from a local farm... they were brown can i still candle them? i read somewhere that i could use an led flashlight to candle them, but i wasnt sure if i could with brown eggs.. so i went on my lunch break and bought a new thermometer, humidy cheker all in one it has the sensor that i can leave in the incubator and the device staying on the outside i also bought some small metal cups to put water in so i am planning on trying again this sunday with a new batch...i have also moved the incubator upstairs where i constant monitor temp and humidity vs relying on my husbadn to check it....
     
  9. Eric in NC

    Eric in NC Out Of The Brooder

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    Were they sold as fertile eggs or eating eggs?
     
  10. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry! hope next batcj does better!
     

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