Should I toss the eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lxlzbaca, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. lxlzbaca

    lxlzbaca Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 19 eggs in my homemade incubator & it is day 21. There are no signs of anything, no stink, no moving, no pips, no peeps, nothing. I have had my doubts about these eggs from the get go. Everything has been right on this whole time, temp, humidity, etc. So, this afternoon I did a float test and after a little while it was still so I cracked it. There was no development and it was all scrambled inside. So I tried a second and it was the same. Should I leave the other 17? And if so how long? My DH go the eggs from a guy he works with who has a farm. He said they are fertile & he has hatched some before. I am so bummed. This is my second try. The first was with TJs eggs. I am just going to go buy some chicks tomorrow.

    Oh & I did try candling them, but they are brown & I guess the light wasn't bright enough because I couldn't see a single thing.
     
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  2. theberlinfam

    theberlinfam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you candle them at all during your 21 days?
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I would just go ahead an give them 2 more days.
     
  4. lxlzbaca

    lxlzbaca Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I did but I couldn't see anything. I guess the light wasn't bright enough because I couldn't see at all.
     
  5. theberlinfam

    theberlinfam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2...give them a couple more days! Maybe you'll be surprised [​IMG]
     
  6. macdoogle

    macdoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have nothing else to put in the bator give them more time. You have all to hope for and nothing to loose. Also, go ahead and buy a couple of chicks. I did while waiting for chicks to hatch and it's taken the pressure off. Now I spend time with the chicks instead of looking at the bator every 5 seconds.
     
  7. lxlzbaca

    lxlzbaca Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I am totally staring at the darn thing every 5 seconds. It's ridiculous. [​IMG]
     

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