What is the problem with my eggs???????

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Nvazquez, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Nvazquez

    Nvazquez Out Of The Brooder

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    I buy shipped eggs. This is not going well at all! #1- Air cell looks funny it dips way down on sides #2- What is the best way to incubate shipped eggs? [​IMG] Help me out with this I can't lose another baby!
     
  2. sumi

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    It sounds like you have what is called "saddle shaped" air cells… @Sally Sunshine put together a wonderful incubation and hatching guide, with a section on air cell issues and hatching shipped eggs, here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 Feel free to pop in on her thread if you need more assistance. Best of luck with you hatch!
     
  3. Barbara L

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    Question? My friend ask me. Why his eggs are not hatching.
    So I went over looked at his set up
    Everything is set right.
    But he still can't get these eggs to hatch.
    He put 3 hen in a pen with one rooster
    Try to hatch there eggs then are about two years old
    Not one egg hatched
    So he got a new rooster one just over a year
    Started again put evey egg in incubator
    Not one egg has hatched
    This has been over a 4 month period
    Went you crack the egg open it looks good
    But none of there eggs with hatch.
    He ask me if there anything that make a hen Sterile
    I don't know.
    So I am here asking for him hes over 80
    So internet is not something he does.
    Can you give me any answers or things I can go back and tell him.
     
  4. sumi

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    Are the eggs not developing? I'm guessing so from what you said and asked above.. How long did he leave the eggs in the incubator, what temperature did he incubate them at, humidity etc?
     
  5. Barbara L

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    He lelf them in there 22 days this last time went he call me. I crack evrr egg open to ser no incubation at all. His s incubater cabnet 1550.
    I know this last Ameruacana rooster is fertile.c ause csme from my own stock
    Everthing i. It set tight other eggs hatched. Just onething fron these4 hens in the pen.
     
  6. sumi

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    That is really odd… Infertility in hens do happen, but it's fairly rare. Can you check his incubator settings, ask him how fresh the eggs were when he set them, etc?
     
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