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post #11 of 16

You are are not the only one to experience this.  YOu are not alone in your frustration. Here are a couple  websites to read and compare to your findings. 


Trouble shooting hatching problems
http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/trouble.html

Another hatching trouble shooter in a different setup that might be easier to use for some people. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/aa204

 

 

Here is some general information about hatching:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/541936/links-to-university-info-on-incubating-and-hatching-eggs

 

 

Have you considered changing the RH during the incubation period to the dry method. Maybe the 40-45% is a bit high.  Many people find they have a better hatch with this methods. Since you have tried the higher %RH 2 times; perhaps a lower 30-35% is worth trying.

 

Do you track t he air cell development to verify the loss of moisture in the egg? THe chicks cannot pip and zip if the chicks are too swollen with fluids. THere is the weighing method and the candling method.  Here  is a good diagram used with the candling method.

 

http://www.poultryconnection.com/quackers/aircell.html

 

 

Sorry this second batch didn't result in any chicks. Try to remember how many times Edison tried and failed to make the light bulb. You learn each time what doesn't work. YOu will eventually find the way that DOES work. GL hugs.gif

 

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post #12 of 16

I think this is the best sticky I have read.  Take a look:

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491013/goose-incubation-hatching-guide-completed

 

post #13 of 16

I have the same problem. But will keep trying

post #14 of 16
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OK, I had some more eggs for lock down. I have a auto turner in one incubator. Then on day 18 I have another incubator without a turner for lockdown. I was laying the eggs on there side when I put them in lock down. This time I had a egg carton and stood the eggs staight up for lockdown.  ALL ready had one to hatch, So looking up allready. I hope this is signs of things to come.

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Psalm 91:2 -------- I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
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post #15 of 16

good luck  jumpy.gif

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             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

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Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

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post #16 of 16

are your thermometers calibrated. The way mine read I can never be certain of the tempiture

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