BEST HATCHES : Give us all your best results

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mahonri, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I thought it would be great if we could use the expertise of those who have had great success with hatching with incubators and broodies.

    So here is the format:

    # of Eggs Set:
    # of Eggs Hatched:
    Percentage % :
    Type of Incubator: (brand, forced or still air or broody hen)
    Ave Temp Setting thru hatch:
    Humidity setting Day 1-17 :
    Humidity setting Day 18-21:
    LOCATION: (where you are from)
    EGGS: (shipped vs. own pen or pickup nearby)
    Variety (breed) of chicken:
    Month of year:
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:13 eggs
    11 hatched
    I don't do math!! [​IMG]
    Genesis 1588
    99.5-100
    30%
    60-65%
    Kansas
    shipped from Kentucky
    BLRW
    first week of June

    I should add that my own eggs I generally have a good hatch rate too. This was my best on shipped eggs tho. Since I haven't shelled out money for my own eggs I don't keep as close of tabs on them!!
     
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  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    My 2 best hatch %


    # of Eggs Set: 15
    # of Eggs Hatched: 13
    Percentage % : 90%
    Type of Incubator: LG Still air
    Ave Temp Setting thru hatch: 99.5
    Humidity setting Day 1-17 : 45%
    Humidity setting Day 18-21: 70%
    LOCATION: Maryland
    EGGS: Shipped
    Variety (breed): Jumbo Coturnix Quail
    Month of year: June 2008 i think

    ............................


    # of Eggs Set: 6
    # of Eggs Hatched: 6
    Percentage % : 100%
    Type of Incubator: LG Still air
    Ave Temp Setting thru hatch: 99.5
    Humidity setting Day 1-17 : 45%
    Humidity setting Day 18-21: 65%
    LOCATION: Maryland
    EGGS: From my own birds
    Variety (breed) : Button Quail
    Month of year: September 2008


    ** can't do math so if i am wrong with the % let me know! [​IMG] **
     
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  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My best so far was:

    # of Eggs Set: 8
    # of Eggs Hatched: 8
    Percentage % : 100
    Type of Incubator: silkie-bator [​IMG]
    Ave Temp Setting thru hatch: who knows?
    Humidity setting Day 1-17 : not very high, it was cold!!
    Humidity setting Day 18-21:
    LOCATION: KY
    EGGS: local pickup
    Variety (breed) of chicken: Mille fleur d'uccles and BR
    Month of year: November/December
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    2nd best:
    # of Eggs Set: 21
    # of Eggs Hatched: 17
    Percentage % : 81%
    Type of Incubator: LG still air
    Ave Temp Setting thru hatch: 99.5-100.5
    Humidity setting Day 1-17 : 50%
    Humidity setting Day 18-21: 70%
    LOCATION: KY
    EGGS: shipped
    Variety (breed) of chicken: Oops! These were quail [​IMG]
    Month of year: December
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    3rd best:

    # of Eggs Set: 18
    # of Eggs Hatched: 14
    Percentage % : 77%
    Type of Incubator: LG still air
    Ave Temp Setting thru hatch: 98-102
    Humidity setting Day 1-17 : 35-45
    Humidity setting Day 18-21: 45-55
    LOCATION: KY
    EGGS: my own eggs
    Variety (breed) of chicken: mixed bantams
    Month of year: July (?)
    (One of the hens was a very fluffy butted cochin and I didn't know they needed to be 'clipped' [​IMG])



    Oh, and Katy? You take the hatched rate and divide it by the set rate, and that will give you your percent [​IMG]
     
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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I think we are learning here.

    Keep them coming. This is very educational.

    We should be able to come up with "Regional" settings suggestions at the end of this thread doing averages.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    my best hatch -
    # of Eggs Set: 9
    # of Eggs Hatched: 9
    Percentage % : 100
    Type of Incubator: (brand, forced or still air or broody hen)-forced air homemade
    Ave Temp Setting thru hatch: 99.5-100.5
    Humidity setting Day 1-17 : dry incubated, didn't bother with the hygrometer
    Humidity setting Day 18-21: added small dish of water for last 3 days, still no hygrometer used
    LOCATION: (where you are from) Maine
    EGGS: (shipped vs. own pen or pickup nearby) shipped from MS -2 day transit
    Variety (breed) of chicken: silkie/sizzle
    Month of year:July
     
  7. Kajunbanty

    Kajunbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    # of Eggs Set: 4
    # of Eggs Hatched:4
    Percentage % : 100
    Type of Incubator: Bantam broody hen
    Ave Temp Setting thru hatch: ?????
    Humidity setting Day 1-17 :
    Humidity setting Day 18-21:
    LOCATION: Louisiana
    EGGS: own eggs just to see what we would get
    Variety (breed) of chicken: Bantam mutts mainly
    Month of year:Dec

    We have had lower tempts than our normal. But broody hen has been a great mom, we got 2 pullets that we kept and 2 roos, who have already been placed in a new home
     
  8. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe they should add how often they turned the eggs and if they did it by hand or with an automatic turner. It would effect the results if you have to open or not open your incubator to turn the eggs. Just a suggestion.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:set 6 eggs
    hatched 5 chicks
    percentage Idk
    bator:homemade with air
    Hum 1-17:between 30-40%
    Hum 18-21:around 60%
    Location Upper Wisconsin
    Eggs shipped from Mississippi
    Variety Silkies
    Month: June
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Set 18
    Hatched 18
    100%
    Hova Circulated Air Model #1583
    Temps.... 99.8
    Humidity 1 thru 18th day, 40 to 50% range
    Humidity 19 thru 21st day, 60 to 70% range
    West Virginia
    Shipped from PA
    Lavender project birds
    January, 2009
    Used a turner with these, only candled from the top down on day 10 and 14, candled by hand once last time on the evening of day 18.

    2nd set
    Set 13
    Hatched 12
    93% ? It's early a.m. !!
    Lyons Transparent Hen - Still Air
    Temps.... 100 to 101
    Humidity thru day 18, 40 to 50%
    Humidity day 19 thru 21, 60 to 70%
    West Virginia
    Washington State
    BBS & Buff Orpingtons
    May, 2008
    No turner, all candled on day 10, 14 and 18 by candling down into the egg and yes I had to pick each one up.

    Most times 100% to 90% on eggs hatched from my flocks same incubators, temps and humidity levels, any time of year.
     
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