New hatcher... prob old question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by honeynajar, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 eggs in the incubator - day 0. I had 7 to start with, 3 live births, but one peep only lived for 36 hours. :'( One early egg death. Two of the eggs have a definite smell and when you tap on the egg, its a harder sound with no pipping coming from the egg. The final egg doesn't have a smell, the tap on the egg is very light and crack-like but there are no sounds coming from the egg. Should I assume all three are gone?
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you try floating? or candling?
     
  3. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried canding but the shells are so dark it is really difficult to see anything. I have not tried floating. Didn't think of it actually - if it floats it's toast?
     
  4. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thebanthams.... thank you SOOOOOOOO much! This is excellent information! Running home to test it right this minute!
     
  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Youre welcome ! I love the backyard chickens !!!
     
  6. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK test done. All three were Low Floater= Viable Egg, Development Full Term - so I guess I just wait? I added more H20 to the water pot and shut em back up.
     
  7. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes wait and see what happens ! some can come late ! Let us know what happens !
     
  8. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if there isn't any noise in the egg - its ok?
     
  9. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes you won't hear anything for a while. They take breaks inbetween. So somtimes they are still good even if they are quite.
     

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