None of my eggs hatched *update on page 4*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Felicia, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 25 eggs, and not one has hatched. And today is day 23 [​IMG]

    I had the water wiggler always at 99.5, never got to hot or too cold. The humidity was around 40%, no lower then 35% till the 18th day when I got the humidity up to 60%. I did the egg carton method, and tilted the 'bator three times a day, then stopped on the 18th day. There was tons of veining at the beginning, but I can't really tell whats in there now. There are a couple which look alive, that have chicks in them. But I am not totally sure. [​IMG]

    So frusterating [​IMG]. I was so excited about my silkie and showgirl eggs. My friend told me to wait till day 31 before throwing them away. I am going to have her come over and candle them to see what she thinks. None of them are rotting, I have been very careful about that. What did I do wrong? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    You tilted the incubator?!?
     
  3. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure. Usually I keep my humidity at 70-75 the last three days though. But if your thermometer was off a little, there is a possiblity that you could have a delayed hatch.[​IMG]
     
  4. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep. I put a block on one side, and then switched it to the other side. If I just tilted the carton, some of the eggs would have been way to close to the top where the heat source is at. So I decided the better bet was to tilt the whole 'bator. I did a lot of reading about it before doing this.

    Oh and I also did put holes (about dime sized) on the bottom of each egg spot in the carton, so each egg had enough oxygen.
     
  5. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay. I will keep my fingers crossed. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww [​IMG]
     
  7. mamagallina

    mamagallina Out Of The Brooder

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    WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR EGGS?. FIRST TIME I GOT THEM FROM EBAY AND NONE(12) HATCH, I ONLY HATCH FROM MY OWN GIRLS...
     
  8. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks EngieKisses [​IMG]

    Mamagallina, I got my eggs from the wonderful people here on BYC [​IMG]. I know its not their fault at all, because so many were fertile. They came from California and Utah, and I am in Michigan. They came a long way.
     
  9. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Aww I am sorry
    Give them another day or two to make shure
    I just had eggs from NH to OR I set 24 eggs only 11 made it to day 18 and only 4 hatched . [​IMG]
    I had all but one of my local eggs hatch the week befor with the same bator same hatcher and same ways of doing things so I dont knwo what to think.
     
  10. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    I know this doesn't make it better, but sorry.....
    I'm on my first hatch too, and found a blood ring egg in one that was wiggling 2 days ago. [​IMG]

    So, I've decided to quit candling, and wait for the smell.....
    If I fail, hubby with know it by the odor. We both need to diet anyway and the incubator is in the kitchen near the pantry. LOL
     
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