Math help please - weighing eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seventreesfarm, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cute little digital scale didn't arrive until the eggs were already in the bator, so I didn't want to unpack them all and mess up the heat etc.

    I'm planning to candle and cull on day 7 and wondering if it's still worth the trouble to weigh them for air cell development.

    I know they should lose 12-13% of their total weight, but if I weigh on day 7, should I look for future weight loss of 2/3 that percentage based on having 2/3 of the incubation time left?

    Or should I even bother?
     
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used to do that but now i dont even bother. time consuming.
     
  3. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    at least mark your air cell, that will help you see where the chick should pip. Good luck on the hatch!
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I did have a chick that was pipping in the wrong spot. it was day 23 and it was not at the south end it was the middle. there was a little blood where it was pipping because it was below the air cell. The egg was really brittle at that point. I did hold my breath a bit but she is doing well now.
     
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