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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ktkid, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. ktkid

    ktkid Out Of The Brooder

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    So today is day 24 of my incubation process. I had one hatch on day 21 and none have hatched since, not even a roll or peep or anything since day 20 or 21. Do I candle them and look at them to see if they are still alive , or should I do the float test? Any help is great! Thanks for Looking!
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I think at this point I would float test one or two. Or maybe even sacrifice one, open it up and see what's going on inside. I think if you candled you wouldn't see much at this point...good luck!
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  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    ktkid Out Of The Brooder

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    Well bad news, I candled last night and didn't see any movement so I cracked them open and every single one was dead. I think I had the humidity wrong. I think I will try dry incubating next.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry they didn't make it. What was your humidity? Did any pip? When you cracked them open, what was the membrame like?
     
  6. Americangame

    Americangame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone help me out i was incubating 4 eggs and it was day 24 so i opened them up slowly and this is what i found

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    What went wrong humidity ? Temp or just bad luck
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    What was your temperature during incubation? The chick should've been further developed than that. It looks like the temperature was too low.
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    awwww I am so sorry......

    Remember the Hatching eggs 101 article..... https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    CALIBRATE Thermometers and Hygros read WHY even 1 degree can be big deal long term.
    Dry incubations works for most ~ please read WHY its better to run dryer than wetter.
    Ventilation, turning, cleanliness~ KEY ready why



    Dont give up, we all learn from our experiences and this site is helping us to share and learn from each other....
    READ READ and research!! Y'all can have a very successful hatch next time if you understand a few rules!


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    What Went Wrong During Incubation

    Eggtopsy: What happened to my egg?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/363717/eggtopsy-what-happened-to-my-egg-graphic-pictures

    Eggtopsy IMGAGES What went Wrong?
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1646/investigating-hatchery-practice-interpretation-of-quality-control-test-results

    "Shrink wrap" vs. "Sticky chick"?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491421/shrink-wrap-vs-sticky-chick#post_6242987

    Trouble Shooting Failures with Egg Incubation http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/trouble.html

    http://www.poultry.msstate.edu/extension/pdf/troubleshooting_incubation.pdf
    http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8127.pdf

    This is also a great pdf with pics: paste link in browser search:
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=early%20emrbyo%20death%20%20incubation&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CDsQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thepoultrysite.com%2Fdownloads%2Fdownload%2F171%2F&ei=UllaUMXFHsmrygGnjoHICw&usg=AFQjCNGgYxCBYwBex31MS5w2McdnpH1zbw

    ALSO this PDF at the last pages have a chart that shows what could have happened.... http://gallus.tamu.edu/library/extpublications/b6092.pdf
     
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  9. Americangame

    Americangame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info, my temps where ranging from 98-100 but i did notice sometimes would drop to 97 degrees im using a waterthermostat might have to upgrade to a wafer one instead
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    oh I hated the waterone!! did you check the link for the coolerbator in my signature.... it sure explains why its so much better!! I love our coolerbator, less than one degree variance and excellent hatches too! plus its two lights so if one blows you dont ruin and loose your entire hatch! oh his videos ROCK too!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubator-incubator
     

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