new to incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BroodyBettysMom, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Drabbits

    Drabbits Out Of The Brooder

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    Still trying to figure out how to comment.. Grrr
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
  2. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This???

    I can't tell anything right around hatch day with candling... they're all too big!

    I would also be concerned about calibrating the temp and hygrometer-- mine were WAY off. I bought a little cheap one from amazon that I just set in the incubator.
     
  3. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever smelt a rotten egg? I did! I knew it was at least one of the three. The first was too dark, so I left it. Second seemed like early death, as only an eye and hardly anything else was present. Third seemed infertile.
     
  4. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bator was a degree low and it was supposed to have been calibrated at the factory and it was a brinsea advanced. Goes to show that even the pricier ones also need to be checked before every set. I am concerned that the eggtopsy may be happening too soon. When a chick is ready to pip it is difficult to see much when candling as the egg is so full and the veins start receding and there isn't much movement. I find that a Dis will also cool down rapidly when removed from the bator.
     
  5. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah rotten egg smell. I am lucky that hasn't happened to me. So you found the culprit. Did you eggtopsy?
     
  6. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    photos as soon as my phone charges.
     
  7. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. When you candled did you see any internal pips.
     
  8. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what internal pips look like really. So, I'm not sure honestly.
     
  9. ScottyTerrier

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    Internal pips look like shadows inside of the air cell when you candle. Before internal pip the air cell is usually perfectly clear.
     
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  10. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, photos are not working for me, I'm sure it's my end. Anywho! 14 hours into day 21 and still nothing! One is completely black, I see no air sac. I know one was present right before lockdown though. Could this be an internal pip? If so, why has it not come out and where is it getting air from? My son is getting anxious and wants to grab the one fully dark inside and do an eggtopsy. I did an eggtopsy on the first 2 removed. One was not fertile and scrambled. The other had a great big eye and looked honestly like a little seahorse! I took it as an early death. No blood ring present, but no visible veins either, it was also scrambled (the yolk sac was busted and mixed up). I'm not sure exactly what caused this. I'm saving all pictures I'm taking of eggtopsies done and anything else, like possibly hatching, so when I can post them, I will. Our signal strength isn't real good where we are!
     

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