14 of 16 hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gymbeau, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. gymbeau

    gymbeau Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2009
    West Alabama
    I had set 20 eggs, 16 made it to lockdown, 14 hatched.
    What is my hatch rate?
    70% ? 87.5% ?

    Of the original 20, the four that had no development, were the ones
    that the thermometer was sitting on. Poor choice of placement on
    my part, but I have learned something, so not a waste.

    I had ordered black sex link eggs, and pullet eggs were sent.
    I had a great hatch with the pullet eggs, but I am curious.
    Three of them are obviously roos, black with the white spot on
    their head, one is solid black, a female. The others are black and
    smokey gray mixed, no obvious sex link characteristics. I guessing
    there is a mystery roo involved! (they look like Barred Rock babies)

    I am obviously pleased with the hatch of the pullet eggs, but.....
    what did I get?
  2. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    nice rate mien
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Hmmmmm, I really think pictures would help. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Congrats on the babies! That's a great hatch rate for shipped eggs! Where did you order from?

    Whoops: edited to ask....did you move your thermometer at all or leave it in the same spot the whole time? I move my small thermometer every few days. The one with the cord, I rotate the eggs under it with ones from the other side of the 'bator probably every 3 days. Wonder if that might help you next time?
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  4. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    That is a really good hatch rate for this of year [​IMG]

    - Tommy
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    From what I've read here:

    70% is Fertility rate
    87.5% is Hatch rate

    Congrats on a fantastic hatch!
  6. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    Yes, that is a good way to put it. Fertility and Hatchabilty is as accurate as you can rate it. Nevertheless, those are really high numbers for this time of year : )

    - Tommy
  7. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2009
    Elizabethtown, KY
    That is awesome, we're the polar opposite of your success rate...
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
  9. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    Oh really? Thats a bummer. [​IMG] Do you mind sharing?

    - Tommy

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