No development in eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fullhouse, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 eggs, no development. Is the problem more likely not fertile or rough handling by PO? The incubator has been perfect, only 2 air cells looked loose.
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    how long have they been incubating?
     
  3. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day of incubation is it?
     
  4. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    22, I started cracking them. I couldn't see anything, but I had bought and hatched from the seller before so I just left them and crossed my fingers. [​IMG]
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The fertility could have been decreased because during the summer months the males tend to stop mating with the females because it is so warm. Or it could be rough handling by the post office or they might have gotten x-rayed.
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    I've had a few dozen guinea eggs that never developed. All had loose air cells, so someone at the post played soccer with them. Go figure.
    Shipped eggs have a 50/50 shot of getting anything usable. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    If its day 22, and you have clear eggs, they weren't fertile to begin with, or they were just old prior to incubation.
     
  8. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I know. [​IMG] This whole hatchery purchase vs. trying to incubate good stock is a bummer.
     
  9. Julie's Silkies

    Julie's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont know if it was the post office or who knows what But I bought some eggs off BYC and none turned out [​IMG] and I bought some off ebay around the same time last month had 5 out of 7 hatched.
    I'm on my 2nd ebay bought eggs day 18 bought 6 and 5 have chicks in them,
     

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