100% hatch rate!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PrestonSloan08, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my first 100% hatch!!! Yes!!!! I was goingto throw the eggs away today because they are a whole week late!!! I swear!! I put 5 quail eggs in my little giant incubator and 3 hatched last friday on their hatch day! But today the other two hatched!! I'm so excited!! So for now on I will leave my eggs a full extra week!!! Haha this was my first 100% hatch!! And everybody told me the reason was because my incubator wasn't good enough!! But I think it was because I have been using shipped eggs!! And these were from my own eggs!!
     
  2. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations on the hatch and for your patience! Those chicks are indebted to you. [​IMG]
     
  3. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I haven't seem them yet!! I'm on vacation:( but I got my dad to take care of everything and he just called and told me about them!!! But sadly even though the other three did hatch on their date, on died 2 days ago!! I don't know why though!!
     
  4. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh no! Sorry to hear about that little one. Sometimes they are the weaker and nature takes care of it.

    Guess Grandpa gets some credit for the hatch rate! What a nice home coming you'll have...chickies!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Horray!! Congrats on your patience. A good lesson for us all; thanks for sharing. Enjoy your vaca!
     
  6. mandelaykay

    mandelaykay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That is very interesting when thinking about incubation and the factors that affect it. I wonder if those two eggs may have somehow been cooler then the others... it doesnt seem likely though since they are quail eggs and there were only 5! Congrats on the great hatch!!!
     
  7. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes!! I am so glad that they hatched today!! Because the reason he went down to the incubator was because I told him to throw those eggs out!! But yea for now on I will leave the eggs a week late!!
     
  8. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha and now my dad just called me and told me one of my sebrights hatched a day early!! Haha this was a surprise vacation so al my hatches just happined to be right in the middle of it!!
     

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