Out of another fully-loaded incubator, there are only five viable eggs. Ironically, two of them were the green eggs. This would be the first time I've had viable eggs from my Easter Egger hens. There were another five "maybe" eggs, so I kept those in there anyhow and will check them in another few days.
And to make things worse, I had a slight temperature malfunction; as in the temperature got up to 105 for possibly two hours. After I tossed the bag eggs and put the "good" and "maybe" eggs back into the incubator, I had to tweak the thermostat to get the temperature back up, but I guess I tweaked it just a little too much. So hopefully I didn't cook the few remaining live eggs.
I also candled the eight turkey eggs and six of them were dead. It looked like something had happened at one point, but then turned. When I candled them it looked like a big, dark blob. Not like a yolk blob because there wasn't a defined border, it was like "swampy" looking stuff. So I took them outside and cracked them and there was a dark icky goo inside. The two that I'm hoping were OK had clearly visible blood veins and a little dark blob attached to it. Whether or not they are still alive, I don't know. I'll candle them again in a week and see if there is any growth.
I'm not sure if I'm going to bother hatching out any more of our own eggs. I know I want more hens, so I guess I'll have to resort to buying fertile eggs from somebody local. Which I suppose isn't that bad. It would be nice to have some new chicken DNA around the homestead anyhow.
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How are your hatching rates?