20% hatch rate... phooey

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raymondjames, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    title says (most of) it. What are some common mistakes first timers make? i got some new ones in bator now with auto-turner and was wondering now that i dont have to turn them if there is anything to avoid/beware
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I believe the biggest is the temp. A lot of folks believe they have to worry a lot about humidity. I don't. As long as it doesn't go below 40%, I'm not worried, and even then, if it get's into the 30's before I put more water in, I'm fine. If you have a still air, the temp should be higher, one with a fan, lower. Still air around 101... fan, close to 99.5 or there about. If it gets too high is the biggest danger..cooked eggs for sure if you find that it's been up a full degree for a whole day, or night. But, if it's only been a shorter time, say around two hrs. you may be ok. Lower temp is better if you are going to be off some, but get it up to where it belongs as soon as you notice. Turning? Sounds like you have that handled pretty good. [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:95.5?
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a 0% hatch rate. But im trying again!
     
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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Quote:95.5?

    I did say that didn't I! OOOOOOOPS 99.5,,,going to correct that, thanks!
     
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    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:How many did you put in?
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How many did you put in?

    6 they all died. They were off ebay though. Im trying again with 6 home grown eggs. BTW these are duck eggs.
     
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    Quote:How many did you put in?

    6 they all died. They were off ebay though. Im trying again with 6 home grown eggs. BTW these are duck eggs.

    Ahh, now that one I know needs higher humidity during incubation. I did one hatch of ducks, soooo cute, had a good hatch too...kept the humidity around 50 to 55....
     
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    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:6 they all died. They were off ebay though. Im trying again with 6 home grown eggs. BTW these are duck eggs.

    Aww, now that one I know needs higher humidity during incubation. I did one hatch of ducks, soooo cute, had a good hatch too...kept the humidity around 50 to 55....

    My bator cant messure humidity?! I need help! I have a still air hovabator.
     
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    Quote:Aww, now that one I know needs higher humidity during incubation. I did one hatch of ducks, soooo cute, had a good hatch too...kept the humidity around 50 to 55....

    My bator cant messure humidity?! I need help! I have a still air hovabator.

    That would be a problem, are you hatching duck eggs? Go find one at a pet store if you can't afford the real nice ones, better than nothing...I think. [​IMG] What kind of bator?
     

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