hatching

  1. D

    Will smaller breeds of hatching chicks get smothered by the larger breed hatching chicks under a broody hen?

    I have a broody hen sitting on some eggs I ordered. Tomorrow is hatch day, yay!! I just have a little bit of concern though, that I am not sure if I should worry about or not. The broody hen is a Wyandotte. The eggs under her are frizzled mixes and frizzled Seramas. Will the seramas get...
  2. D

    Will my eggs be okay?

    My power went out for nearly 12 hours last night, the temperature in the house has been mid 60s to low 70s will they still hatch? There’s a baby chirping inside one now but it hasn’t made any progress since the power went out It’s already at 93.2 at the moment of writing this but eggs are still...
  3. E

    Does this chick need help hatching?

    I’m worried about this little chick in my incubator. Today (5/24) is day 21. First chick hatched at 530Am and 4th chick hatched at around 5pm. This little one has been in this position for a couple hours now. I know it can be tiring for them and they take breaks but I’m concerned with it’s...
  4. A

    First time hatching eggs.. advice greatly appreciated

    So... my hens are laying eggs as normal, we usually get the eggs for consumption each day, we have 3 broody hens and 1 rooster. my question is, if i wanted to hatch some eggs, would it be fine just to mark the eggs and leave it with the hen or do i really really need an incubator, i am asking...
  5. Bananer86

    June 2022 Hatch-a-long

    I did not see a June 2022 thread so I guess I’ll start 😂 ETA- I had 2 late comers. Total set 22 16 shipped cross country 6 from my coop I set these beauties (- the quail eggs) this morning. Estimated hatch date - June 10th Praying for pullets! We’ve hatched out more cockerels than pullets so...
  6. lavendermarie

    Advice on hatching eggs?

    I have 9 chicken eggs in my incubator right now. They were just put in maybe four hours ago. I am seeking advice on how to increase my hatch rate as this incubator isn’t the greatest one out there. 1: I heard that you shouldn’t turn the eggs in the first 24 hours. Is this true? 2: My...
  7. C

    Can I leave duck eggs that don’t belong to my female duck in her nest ?

    I was thinking about buying some duck eggs on eBay and I already have a female duck and I was just wondering if I could leave the eggs in her nest …would she abandon them or even hurt the eggs?
  8. Hatcher1997

    Has this Muscovy internally pipped? What temp / humidity for lockdown

    Hello I’m on day 30 of hatching my first and lonesome Muscovy egg! Is today lockdown and should I be lowering the temp and what to? I’ve been trying to stick to more of a dry hatch the whole time and the article written on here states to not even increase the humidity all that much in lockdown...
  9. M

    My hen’s only hatched chick died

    One of my hens hatched her first and only chick last week. She adored the little fluffball and had bonded super strongly with it. I asked on a Facebook group whether I should let her raise it, or separate it from her, my ducks, and other chickens. I was told to provide food, and otherwise, let...
  10. S

    Quail egg got tiny hole in it but no chirping sound.

    Hello, I'm pretty new to this place and eggs hatching all together. I have 2 quail eggs in the incubator right now. Today is the 16th day, I saw a tiny hole or a dent on one egg today, I can see the thin pale unpenetrated membrane too...I think but there's no chirping sound at all, no movement...
  11. OfWolvesAndHen

    Introducing my new babies

    In my most recent incubation, only 2 eggs ended up developing. I was really hoping hatch would go smoothly and I wouldn't end up with a lone chick, or no chicks. Thankfully, both had a fast and smooth hatch! Of my six silkie eggs, only one developed. These eggs were older so I was a little...
  12. C

    Cayuga Duck Eggs-Help!!!

    Hi- we are currently incubating Cayuga Duck eggs- going in day 26 and one has made an external pip AT THE WRONG END!!!! I let it sit for 12 hours took it out and the membrane looked completely dry and brown. So I carefully chipped off some of the egg surrounding it ( as it also looked like the...
  13. B

    Muscovy duck egg in incubator: turning or tilting? What about weight loss of the eggs?

    Dear muscovy duck owners, after several successful batches of chickens, I will try to hatch muscovy ducks. However, I am not sure if I can put them in the automatic egg turner which only tilts the eggs 45 degrees or so. Does this work with muscovy duck eggs? And so far a have not found anything...
  14. ElimAcres

    Breeder Hen/Roo Diet

    Hello experienced breeders/hatchers. I am wanting suggestions on what to feed my hens from whom I collect eggs for hatching. I read in another post that a 20% protein feed (basically a grower type feed) is recommended along with oyster shell. Are their any other recommendations on feed or...
  15. PNWhens

    Hatching eggs arrived in the mail, must I wait a bit before placing them into the incubator?

    Good morning, I just received some eggs from from Meyer's Hatchery. On their website it says to wait 12 hours to place eggs into incubator upon receipt of shipment. What is the reason for this? When i opened the box, they felt cold to the touch and it worried me a bit. They are Buff Orpington...
  16. ThatChickenLady708

    Alive or nah?

    How long do you give eggs to hatch? 🤔 On April 6th, I found a secret nest under one of our mowers. There were nine eggs that were "good", I candled them & saw something in most of them... so I put them in our incubator. Fast forward to April 26th. I hadn't forgot about the eggs (I've been...
  17. OfWolvesAndHen

    Hatching eggs that were stored upside-down

    I recently got some eggs from a family member. She's not a breeder, but she has a rooster and a decent fertility rate so I decided to try my luck with incubation. She had these eggs for about 10 days before I was able to pick them up and when I got them, I realized they were stored with the air...
  18. M

    Chick Hatching Assistance - Is this Shrink wrapped?

    I'm hatching a combination of mail-ordered ducks and chicken eggs this year in a NurtureRight 360. This is my second year of hatching. Last year I just did chickens and I had 14 going into lock down and 10 hatched. This year I had 7 duck eggs and 6 chickens going into lockdown. Today is day...
  19. Robind15

    How long can eggs go without turning?

    I have two batches of hatching quail in two separate incubators. They are a day apart. I stopped turning the second batch a day early. I wasn’t thinking. Second batch is on day 18 with no hatches no cracks no movement. Are they all gone/dead? What do I do with the eggs? Did I mess up because...
  20. Robind15

    1st quail hatch. Day 18 no hatches. Help.

    Hello, I had two dozen quail eggs. I got within a day from each other in the mail. Batch 1: Recieved them April 6th at 12pm and put them in incubator at 12am. Batch 2: received them April 7th at 12pm and put them in incubator at 12am Two different incubators. My first batch has hatched. I...
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