A question for the pros and the thinkers about eggs and humidity.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Guitartists, May 27, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    This whole humidity thing seems to be complicating some hatches. Ok, I know a lot of you have never expeienced a problem with this regardless of anything..... but I got to wondering....

    Is it possible that chickens adapt to some small extent to the relative humidity of an area when making an egg? Could the shell and/or pores vary on an egg based on the part of the country that they are from? Or maybe it's not even that, maybe all eggs are created equal... maybe it is the humidity in an area that the eggs are exposed to prior to moving to their new owners.........

    Is there ANY way that this could effect a hatch as far as chicks drowning or being too dry? Or is it really always about what's going on inside the incubator?

    I'm interested to know.... anyone experience differences in eggs from, just as an example, Arizona versus eggs from New York???
  2. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I dont know if it is related or not- but I got eggs from Arkansas (EE) and Silkies from Ohio. All my EE hatched on Day 20 and 21 with no problems but the Silkies hatched/and or drowned in shell on Day 21, 22, and 23. One that hatched on Day 23 was a bloody mess-way too many veins in egg, bled out I think. Died right after it hatched-smeared with egg contents. It was a terrible mess. The Silkie eggs were alot smaller than the EE, and they were set at the same time- there are so many variables that could have contributed to the differences between eggs. . . but you never know...

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