Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by carmeninthecountry, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. carmeninthecountry

    carmeninthecountry Chirping

    Mar 9, 2011
    I have been hatching eggs for a LONG time and this year they are not hatching, not even developing!!

    Why are my eggs not developing or dying before they hatch? what causes that?

    I have not hatched but one chicken and it died a few days later because his legs were messed up...

    Please someone help I candle I am doing everything I have always done and have not hatched why it is so frustrating I am about to give up
  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Songster

    Aug 7, 2010
    has the weather been different this year? or maybe your incubator is dying??
  3. ecse129

    ecse129 Chirping

    Mar 30, 2011
    Did you sanitize it well after the last hatch? Sometimes bacteria can hang around in the incubator and cause problems. I would sanitize it really well before your next hatch.
  4. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Songster

    Mar 18, 2011
    about the temps? are they acure? try with few thermometers that could be a couse like in my situation i only had one thermometer in the bator and it was off by 10 degreds lower it sucked cus i really wanted those chiks to make it. not im having the right temps and im goin on lockdown these coming thursday yes!!!!
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Calibrate hygrometer?
    Change in weather?
    All shipped eggs?
    Thermometer not working right?
    Diificult breeds to hatch?
  6. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    [​IMG] So sorry. I've had problems with my 'bator this year to.
  7. carmeninthecountry

    carmeninthecountry Chirping

    Mar 9, 2011
    Thermometer is right I have used 3 or 4 different kinds..and they are all right just about

    the weather is horrible it will be hot one day and cold the next rain one day sunny then rain again...

    I am doing everything I always do and this is making me mad and I have cried over this... yes I know that is horrible! but it bothers me ...

    I have a sponge in with them ... i have the bator in a non drafty place and everything is just like it has always been

    please help me
  8. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Are they your eggs?
  9. carmeninthecountry

    carmeninthecountry Chirping

    Mar 9, 2011
    Quote:yep they are mine... duck and chicken..and a friend of mine gives me some chicken and button quail but the majority are mine...
  10. carmeninthecountry

    carmeninthecountry Chirping

    Mar 9, 2011
    Quote:it really sucks I had high hopes this year to get my flock back up... but looks like that is not going to happen... I hate this ....

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