Why are my eggs not hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hunterrussell123, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Hunterrussell123

    Hunterrussell123 Hatching

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    ive been incubating eggs in a DIY incubator for the past 23 days now. All it’s made up of a old fish tank with a light and wet cloth for humidity. The temp of the eggs is 40 for all 3 of them and the humidity is 65-70%. When candled, the eggs look fine except for the biggest One because their is no visible air sac. Is there something I’m doing wrong?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    40c? You've cooked them.

    ETA your humidity is high, too, if that's what it's been the whole time.
     
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  3. Hunterrussell123

    Hunterrussell123 Hatching

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    But they’re still developing though. But it would make sense if I killed them
     
  4. Hunterrussell123

    Hunterrussell123 Hatching

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    theyre not exactly 40, one is 39 (the one without the air sac) and the other 2 are at 38
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Where are you measuring temp at. That should be the top of the egg, like if you set a thermometer on top of them.

    Did you turn them properly during incubation? What was humidity during incubation? What kind of thermometer are you using?
     
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  6. Hunterrussell123

    Hunterrussell123 Hatching

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    Also, the humidity was always 40-50. On day 18 I changed it to 60-65
     
  7. Hunterrussell123

    Hunterrussell123 Hatching

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    I have the sensor in the middle of the batch. I turned them 3 times a day until day 18
     
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    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Temperature should be taken at the top of the eggs
     
  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    There's a very informative article Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine that you may want to check out. Where are you located?
     

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