What else can happen to these eggs! They didn't make it.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyb1969, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Hi everyone! [​IMG] Here I am, posting yet again about eggs in the bator!

    I got 7 BLRW eggs from Vicki2x2 last Thursday. I candled them for the first time last night, and 5 of them are developing! [​IMG]
    I removed one of them, as it showed nothing, and another one might have a blood ring...but I'm not 100% sure so I left it in the bator. But 5 of them are doing great! Thanks Vicki!
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2008
  2. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Hi Michelle,

    Glad to hear they are doing well for you!! How are the Wellie eggs? Or is it too early to tell? They are hard to see in because they are so dark. I have had really good luck with both breeds and hatching, I hope you do too! [​IMG]
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i am jealous. good luck on your babies. can't wait for updates.
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Thanks Vicki! [​IMG]

    The Wellie eggs are way too dark for my cheap little homemade candler to shine through...so I'm giving them a few more days.

    I'm hoping to get some Wellie eggs from [​IMG] Opa too, so then I'll have 2 different bloodlines going and won't have to worry so much about inbreeding.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Well, I had a horrific experience tonight, and I pray that it never happens again as just the thought of what my "chicks" went through is overwhelming.

    I went to candle some of the eggs in the bator at 9pm, and the thermometer read 108! [​IMG]

    I don't know exactly how long the temp was that high, but it was fine at 4pm. I candled the eggs and they didn't look good at all. I don't know how "baked" eggs look, but I'm sure it's similar to what I saw. By accident, I dropped one of the Wellie eggs and cracked it. So I went ahead and opened it up, and sure enough, there was a little embryo inside...dead. I just pray that the temp wasn't that high for too long, and some of them are still alive. But honestly, I think I lost all of them.

    Well, I'm going to go cry some more now! [​IMG]
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Oh NO! Isn't that always the way? If your bator had crossbred mish mash eggs in there, things would just hum along and you would hatch 29 chicks from 24 eggs, they would free range in your unfenced back yard, raise a gazillion babies out in the tool shed and ... well... you get my drift. Seems like the prettier the birds, the worse the luck.
  7. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

    Sep 16, 2008
    N Florida
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Shelley, my chicken sister, i love you and i hate that this happened! bless your heart and hugs flying over M-24 right now!

  9. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I'm soooo sorry to hear it. Fingers crossed that some of them are still viable.
  10. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:You said it ots...my luck TODAY has just went all wrong. Those eggs were my last ones due to hatch this year. Now I'm feeling rather empty...already getting depressed about having an empty bator! [​IMG]

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