My computer has lost the nack

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Grenadianexpat, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Grenadianexpat

    Grenadianexpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Grenada W.I.

    In another post I was able to announce that my computer was incubating my discarded eggs.

    I have candled them to the best of my ability, and all the remaining ones are quite dark. but the hens were getting off and laying every which where, and I was moving eggs from a scatty bird to a sitter, so although I scribed approximate dates on the shells it's mostly guess work.

    I found 3 of the clutch were infertile, and I had one that cracked and was definitely not good.

    I have been using a polystyrene egg box as the top insulator to keep any droughts off, and when the bad egg was there even before it cracked I was picking up a bad egg whiff off the polystyrene even though I couldn't make up my mind which egg it was by sniffing them individually.

    I now have about 5 eggs left from the original batch which I am not sure about I guesstimated they were laid on or around the 20th of June. I don't want to terminate if there is hope. Shall I just rely on the polystyrene clue, or do some eggs not leak fumes until they explode.


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