bad hatching results!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FRANCOIS, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. FRANCOIS

    FRANCOIS Out Of The Brooder

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    :(Hi everybody I'm from South Africa and keep on getting bad hatching results from my incubator,I'm doing everything I should according to the incubator manual,can someone give me help or maybe can give some advice on better hatching results plz!
     
  2. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would need to know what you did first, temp, humidity, still air or forced air, incubator used, what type of eggs were they shipped eggs, etc?
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    What type/brand incubator do you have ??.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts. There are a lot of reasons why hatches fail.

    Here is one publication. It's not the one I was looking for but the other one publication is on my other computer. It is a very good article. http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8127.pdf
     
  5. FRANCOIS

    FRANCOIS Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my temperature was 37.5 degrees celcuis and humidity was 55% it is a still air incubator who works with bulbs for heat and the eggs were not shipped...?
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Your temp is too low you need it to be 38.3 degrees Celsius, I keep my humidity at 45% to no lower than 26 % for the first 18 days then up to 65 to 70% for the last 3 days. Hope that helps. Your manual was giving you the temperature for a forced air incubator. Try again, practice make perfect and [​IMG] to you
     
  7. FRANCOIS

    FRANCOIS Out Of The Brooder

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    I've put some lavender orpington egg in today with my temp on 38.3 degrees celcuis and my humidity at 47%(its the lowest I can get it!)Hope I have a better hatching result!!!
     

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