In the Brooder
- Sep 17, 2021
Hey guys. I'm fairly new to the site. I've already learned a lot just from reading and having people reply to some of my posts. I havent been on since I lost one of my beautiful hens, but decided to come on today to share some egg-citing news! My hubby decided to order me an incubator as he's had chickens most of his life and has hatched chicks before. He let me do the entire process on my own with his guidance. That being said. I started with 13 eggs. Only 4 ended up hatching. I followed the standard guidelines for humidity, temperature and candling days. Some weren't developing so they got tossed. Around day 18, I had 8 eggs total that showed life within them. As previously mentioned, only 4 hatched. I kept the other 4 in the incubator until atleast day 25 and they never did hatch. Curious me decided to open them before tossing them just to see where they stopped developing. All 4 of them were formed, just dead. Is this normal? I know theres not usually a 100% hatch rate but just curious as it was my first time. Attached are current photos of the little babies. Any guesses on hens or roos?