What do yous think

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by motherhen1988, May 23, 2017.

  1. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    That's what I have been told too-----you and I could Probably hatch some with one of these----not sure about out hatch rate---being as good!!!
     
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  2. AmyLynn2374

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    It helps when you already know all their issues! Lol
     
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  3. motherhen1988

    motherhen1988 In the Brooder

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    Thanks all! Again.as a newbie to this I wasnt aware of this. Ill try again once I get some styrofoam and hopefully ill have a better outcome. Im currently on day 21 so ill wait a few more day before I dispose of these eggs just to give at least the third egg a chance. Yous have been soo helpful
     
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  4. motherhen1988

    motherhen1988 In the Brooder

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    Ok so another question. Tonight marked day 24. Didnt notice anything so was gonna candle just to see. Then dispose of the eggs. First egg was no different. Second egg had the red ring. Third egg was completely black. Just just about to dispose but I.noticed a small chip out of the third. Could it have piped? Also could I have done any harm to the unhatched chick if it did pip and is still alive? I put it straight back into the bator with all fingers crossed. Also after all your advice about my bator I bumped up the temperature to make up for it not being great at holding the temp I would really love for this chick to.make it and I hope i didnt ruin its chances I feel so bad
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

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    I candle all the way through, even with pippers. I pull them out and talk to them, I roll them back over when they get knocked around. My point? No, you didn't ruin it. I would have checked to see if it was even alive. Chances of a strong thriving chick at day 24 isn't great, so if it doesn't hatch, know it wasn't because you picked it up.
     
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  6. PD-Riverman

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    You have not done any harm that is not already done----eggs Can hatch Late if something is wrong----but day 24----it has less of a chance of being healthy that late. if it was alive it would Probably be chirping every once and a while.
    Did you have a second thermometer to check the factory one on this incubator? Its probably not anything you have done----this incubator has some bad reviews-----not that it want hatch eggs, but in order to do so all the meters and controls probably need to be by passed if possible or something??? Sorry
     
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  7. motherhen1988

    motherhen1988 In the Brooder

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    Thankyou both. Still nothing. When I held the eggs I carefully put it to my ear and heard nothing. I expected to hear chirping I think the chick didnt make it. Ive also been checking to see if the eggs moving and giving the bator a tap and calling hello and listening. I dint know if I should go ahead and dispose of the egg or give it more time. One thing tho ive learnt im really impatient haha
     
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