need incubation advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by houdiniduck, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. houdiniduck

    houdiniduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so we set 7 chicken eggs on December 3rd and we candled them today (9 days) and I am not seeing ANY development. I can faintly see air cells in most and can clearly see the yolk, but no veining or anything. The incubator dropped temp the second day but was under control within a few hours. Can anyone give me any advice on what to do? We are thinking of going again with more eggs, but don't know what we are doing wrong. The eggs are for sure fertile, I checked another one.
     
  2. houdiniduck

    houdiniduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? I have been reading and reading and I can't figure this out!
     
  3. Dcat

    Dcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you double check that the temp is correct?(ie multiple thermometers) I've never used a store bought incubator but hear not very good things about the thermometers that come with them. I have two different kinds in mine to make sure my temps are at 99.5-100 degrees. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in soon.
     
  4. houdiniduck

    houdiniduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, it has two thermometers in it, both read 99.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What kind of incubator...and are the thermometers on top of the eggs?
     
  6. AnconaDuckFarm

    AnconaDuckFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    If its been 9 days and no development I dont think they are fertile
     
  7. houdiniduck

    houdiniduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is a square styrofoam incubator, not sure what brand, the thermometers are next to the eggs. all the other eggs we have eaten have been fertile, both before and after I collected these 7 to incubate.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Put the thermometer on top of the eggs.
    Does your incubator have a fan and/or a turner?
     

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