Success & Failures

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rooster0209, May 19, 2008.

  1. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    I started with 41 eggs.

    I have 14 cute chicks, mostly black & yellow.

    13 Chicks never pipped

    11 eggs that were sterile or just plain bad.

    3 Guinea eggs still to go.

    I know what some of my errors were. When I candled them I dont think I got them all back in the turner correctly. I guess we learn from our mistakes. I buried the 13 chicks, couldnt bring myself to trash em.
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Isn't incubating fun? I too buried my first batch of unhatched eggs - couldn't bring myself to open them - couldn't bring myself to trash them either. I had been candling them and they had been moving up till a few days before hatch.

    Enjoy your new chicks.
  3. MaryT

    MaryT Songster

    May 5, 2008
    It will be alright, You will get more eggs and you will hatch them......... I feel sorry for the little guys that don't make it..... better luck on your next batch
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Congrats on your babies. Sorry about your non-pippers. I know that's a hard thing to face. Hang in there and try agian.

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