Help! Rotting eggs?

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Aunt Sally

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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2007, 20:43 »
They do Frankie - no messing  :(
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2007, 20:43 »
i dont mess with naybody when it comes to giving help about chucks matey :)
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2007, 20:45 »
Damn o_0 explodey! *goes to throw them out* I'm depressed again now -_-
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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2007, 20:46 »
Keep talking to the experienced people on here frankie, their advice is worth quids ££££ :D

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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2007, 20:47 »
On a lighter note I'm going to change my avatar to a picture of my pet rabbit (who was so looking forward to playing with the chicks)

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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2007, 20:51 »
I do hope that worked...

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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2007, 21:13 »
If your having a problem with your avatar Frankie read the help topic in the Welcome forum or e-mail it to me and I'll sort it for you  :D

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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2007, 21:20 »
Aww Frankie, what a shame!

This link may be useful for you in the future. Personally, I always use broodies they really know what they're doing!

http://www.homestead.com/shilala/candling.html

Hope this helps, and best of luck!

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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2007, 21:31 »
Thank you to everyone that is helping :] It's lovely to find so many nice people on the interwebs ^-^ Even when you're eggs are exploding...

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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2007, 21:32 »
Better luck next time.
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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2007, 21:34 »
I only asked if they were serious because I'm a little stupid some times >.>... <.<

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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2007, 21:40 »
Quote from: "FrankieM"
I only asked if they were serious because I'm a little stupid some times >.>... <.<


You certainly are not Frankie  :!:  

It can be very difficult on the intenet to judge peoples replies.  And anyone of your age who is developing an interest in chooks and hatching has got to be encouraged  :!:

Do some more research and ask questions here and have another go  :!:  :D

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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2007, 03:59 »
franki

there are several reasons i can see that might have not helped the eggs.....

this is what i do with my eggs....

... leave for 24 hours to get to room temp, slightly tilted with the pointy end down. in the 24 hour period tip them once the other way, still pointy end down....this stops the embryo sticking to one place inside the egg....and only use eggs that are no older than 7 days.......the older the egg the more the fertility rate lowers.......4 day old eggs are great.

i have auto incubators so i dont have to turn them, but if you have a manual one, they need turning 3 times a day......put a coss on one side of the egg so you know when they have been turned.

place eggs in dry incubator........leave for 7 days then candle.

leave for another 7 days them candle again.
candling every day is a bit excessive, as they lose heat every time the inc is opened.

on the 18th day of them being in the inc, i turn off the auto turner, and add water......so with a manual you should stop turning the eggs.

by the 20th day you should hear pipping, and 21st day you will see the beaks breaking thru the shells.

dont be tempted to open the inc at this stage....heat loss will kill the chicks.

when chicks are hatched leave them to dry and fluff up for 24 hours.

dont worry about them starving, the yolk sack will give them all the nourishment they need for this period of time.

make sure you have the brooder ready for the chicks......and go on from there.

to be honest i never use a hydrometer in the incs, but go by the fact that an egg will lose 13% of it's weight over the inc period......if the egg gains weight the humidity is too high.

as for eggs exploding........yep they sure do.......and they smell awful.....plus they are loaded with bacteria, including salmonella, so make sure, if you do have an egg that explodes the inc is thoroughly disinfected before any more eggs are put in it, plus you can become ill with it yourself, so hygene is of great importance.
best way to insure an egg wont explode is.....only leave the eggs in the inc for no more than 3 days after the expected hatching date....and never wash eggs before they go in....if they are dirty, just rub lightly with a small piece of dry, 'wet and dry ' paper......if they are washed, you wash off the protective membrane on the outside of the egg and bacteria can get in.

hope this helps a little.
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2007, 06:44 »
What a good explanation of egg incubating van connick many thanks.  I'll link it into the useful sticky  :D

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« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2007, 08:25 »
Welcome matey.. only 16 eh? I wish more young un's were wanting to create a life and not just mindless random killing of innocent creatures.

Don't give up, you will get there and listen to the folks on here and you will succeed.



 

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