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  1. nigel5764

    eggs not hatching

    HI ,any advice greatly welcome.the past few hatches have been very disapointing and i don,t know where im,e going wrong. going on my last hatch.i have a r-com suro incubator i bought a more precise thermometer and hygrometer to calibrate it with ,i put 24 eggs in ,steralised the incubator and...
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    poor hatches any ideas ?

    Last two hatches have been poor,my incubator is a r-com suro and after every batch i steralise it.last batch was 18 eggs ,1st candle removed 6 eggs.2nd candle removed 3 eggs leaving 9 eggs into lockdown hatch day was mon 1 chick hatched none since.batch before that 24 eggs ,1st candle 6 removed...
  3. nigel5764

    When do i change Feed

    My chicks are at 4 weeks now,its great to see them change to there breed ie the feathers turning and there characters.Could anyone tell me at what age do you change from Chick crumbs to growers pellets as ime unsure when to change
  4. nigel5764

    Into the coop

    Could any one tell me at what age could i put my chicks outside in the outside coop
  5. nigel5764

    Float test

    Had a great weekend watching chicks hatch and now i have 9 of the little cuties ,who needs a tv when you have these to look at .strange though ,1st arrived right on day 21, 9th chick arrived day 24.but have just had 10th chick arrived day25 but not looking good chick just lying there so sad.have...
  6. nigel5764

    Am i Impatient!

    Feel like old mother hen !Am on day 22 only one egg hatched ,i candled them on day 18 before lockdown and 14 eggs showed signs of life embryos moving thought 2 were pipping but not sure now could they be just late
  7. nigel5764

    Am i Impatient

    Feel like old mother hen !Am on day 22 only one egg hatched ,i candled them on day 18 before lockdown and 14 eggs showed signs of life embryos moving thought 2 were pipping but not sure now could they be just late
  8. nigel5764

    Need Advice!!!!

    HI ,Had 1 chick hatch 24hrs ago and is still in incubator and have noticed 3 more pipping .would 1st chick be ok to move to brooder on its own or would chick be ok to leave in incubator until others are 24hrs old and move them all 1st chick will then be 2 days without feed and water. not sure if...
  9. nigel5764

    Need Advice!!!!

    HI ,Had 1 chick hatch 24hrs ago and is still in incubator and have noticed 3 more pipping .would 1st chick be ok to move to brooder on its own or would chick be ok to leave in incubator until others are 24hrs old and move them all 1st chick will then be 2 days without feed and water. not sure if...
  10. nigel5764

    yahoo chick no1

    Have just had my 1st chick hatch so excited,have a problem thou,The chick which ive been told to leave in incubator for 24hrs has started to peck at unhatched eggs what do i do.Just hope another hatches soon as i don;t want to put it on its own into brooder pen
  11. nigel5764

    After Hatch

    Am currently on day 20 and very excited,just wanted to ask what do you guys use to clean and steralise your incubators with before you put you next batch of eggs in!
  12. nigel5764

    Sexes

    Have batch of eggs in at moment ,at what age can you tell cockerel from hen .This is my 2nd attempt at hatching 1st attempt wasn,t very successful but have just candled and have 15 out of 24 doing good ,so looking forward to day 21
  13. nigel5764

    sad sad day!!!

    Sad Sad Day,day 26 so must assume the worst,This was my first batch in my homemade incubator with no luck really upset abought it.Was really looking forward to seeing my chicks.Dont want this again so have just purchased my first proper incubator so looking forward to more success next batch...
  14. nigel5764

    day 23 and no joy!!!

    At day 23 but still no joy,just a bit upset .have had a few ups and downs with temp has any one any advice this is my first hatch so still a novice ,how long should i leave them before i call it a day:(
  15. nigel5764

    Big day Arrived,How long!

    Big day Arrived but no sign,how long should i leave eggs in before i assume they are no go's. nige
  16. nigel5764

    Excited/nervous

    Felt very excited today saw one of my eggs move yippee just hope every thing ok as just as i saw egg move and called my wife the dog jumped up and nocked the incubator moving the eggs hope ok as they are in lockdown ,poor dog ran as i shouted oh no i put eggs back as they were only egg not...
  17. nigel5764

    Lockdown

    Have entered lockdown can i still candle eggs to check for bad eggs ,have heard off exploding eggs so would like to be sure none in there ,thanks:/
  18. nigel5764

    Help

    New at hatching eggs<my eggs are at 18 days which i have picked up as lock down stage .my incubator is home made but have kept humidty at46-55 until know which it is 70%.I have had temp jump between 78.8 to101 but most of time at around 90 woul this effect hatching alot also i have noticed a...
  19. nigel5764

    Help!!!

    First time hatching eggs,not sure what looking for.eggs are at 18 days which what i pick up is now lockdown.day 1-18 have kept near as i can -humity at 50% and temp at 90-95 but have had occasions when temp has dropped to 77.2 and risen to 101.4 how badly would this effect the chance...
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