What am I doing Wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ladyomaha, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried Multiple times to hatch eggs in My LG Still Air incubator, the thing is, They get about 2 weeks along, Things look Good, red Blood Veins, then all of a sudden, Blood veins turn black, and no further development. My humidity runs 20-30% and temp is 100-101. Its and Automatic Turner, but not sure what is happening with my eggs, I have thrown out over 100+ eggs this last week, due to no hatching or development. Please give advice if you can.
     
  2. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the whole egg turn dark?
     
  3. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There Looks to be a spot where the chick is, and yes it is all Dark, I wait the whole time, and Candle on days 8 and 18, and Float test right before lock down, So I do give them a chance, even though they are probably dead, they never develope from 2 weeks on.
     
  4. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I wonder if it could be bacteria entering the eggs and killing off the embryos? How are you cleaning the bator between hatches?
     
  5. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I have never cleaned them, What do I use to clean them?
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I clean mine with clorox.
     
  7. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you spray it, or just wipe it down, Also do you Dilute the Clorox?
     
  8. Highlander

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    You need to scrub the bator with warm soapy water and let dry, then disinfect with bleach solution or similar. This needs to be done after every hatch, eggs need a sterile environment.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  9. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This link might help. I know it is a different incubator, but similar. If you scroll way down it show details of reasons hatches fail. I just happened to run across it last night so when I saw your post, I went hunting for it! Hope it helps!

    https://www.gqfmfg.com/pdf/12 Volt Hova-Bator.pdf
     

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