Will they hatch if.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lark Rise, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Songster

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    the eggs were set fat side down in a carton for a week? [​IMG]

    I gave a dozen eggs to a friend who's incubating for the first time. I feel so bad as my instructions were very likely not clear enough. [​IMG]

    We candled them, but most look unviable. [​IMG] 3 or 4 looked like they had veins.

    Do they have a chance?? Is it crucial that they be set pointy end down? (That's how they are now).

    Hoping for the best.
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

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    They do have a good chance. Remember - mother hens dont keep them in cartons. They get rolled & kicked all around. The big end up just helps give them the greatest chance for success.
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

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    i'd leave them a little longer. the hatch rate might not be as high, but i think a few will still make it out.
     
  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I have a couple of eggs in my incubator now that were destined to be eating eggs and were sitting in a basket on my kitchen counter for about 2 weeks. I put them in the bator to fill it up and they are on day 15 now and look just fine.
     
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  5. Lark Rise

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    Oh, Happy Day!!!
     

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