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  1. nigel5764

    eggs not hatching

    Hi Thanks a lot some good info.i did wipe eggs down with a egg wipe disifectant +my humidity was only 65% i am so confused why they get to day 18 fully formed but no hatch at day 21 but these two factors could be the key. Thanks...
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    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 ?

    The eggs were got locally from another breeder,1st candle at 9 days then 18 days as for the eggs desposed of sure they were duds as no veins etc were present clear fluid 2nd candle hardly developed against the rest . nigel
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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...
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    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
  6. nigel5764

    Into the coop

    Thanks,I have 6 RIR aand 3 Buff Orpingtons and are at 2weeks nowso wanting them out in the coop so i can get some more in the incubator ive really got the chicken bug now.
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    Into the coop

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

    Float test

    Its forced air,Yeh not sure what to do day 24 chick is week and struggling to stand.
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. nigel5764

    Need Advice!!!!

    Thanks, Puts mind at rest
  13. nigel5764

    Need Advice!!!!

    Thanks Kelly,it puts my mind at rest This is my first hatching hopefully other 3 will show them selves shortly.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. nigel5764

    yahoo chick no1

    cheers ,was a bit botherd incase it damaged them,Thought chicks were ment to sleep for first few hrs this one seems more energetic than i am ,its been all over the incubator and never stops chirping.
  17. 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
  18. 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!
  19. nigel5764

    Hello From Texas

    Hi from the lake district in the uk;)
  20. 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
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