cannot figure out what I am doing wrong

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justtoni44, May 13, 2011.

  1. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Have Serama eggs in the 21 yesterday.
    Just went through this with another batch.....(last hatch)
    6 of the 12 looked full term on day 18....
    My temps and humidity have been OK.
    Maybe I went to low on humidity.35 to 40 days 1 to 18
    Of course had sterilized the inc and ran for two days prior to setting eggs.............
    Have been running 55 to 60 in lockdown...............
    bumped it to 65 this afternoon....
    I just don't get it.......
    I am heart sick and going nuts trying to figure it out...........
    Shipped eggs.well packaged..................
    I want to check the eggs but am afraid to open the incubator.
    Any thoughts or help would really be appreciated.......................
    I keep thinking.maybe they are late but last hatch there were 4 developed that appeared to have died during lockdown.
    Oh and yes I calibated a new hydometer.....

  2. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Songster

    Apr 8, 2011
    hydrometer must be wrong. Only thing I can think of. Sounds good.
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  3. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    Serama eggs are really hard to hatch, plus they're shipped. Get another thermometer/hygrometer. I keep three per incubator and they all read differently so I average the three and go about it that way. Hang in there, I've been doing this for two and a half years and am just now getting it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Think I will just buy live birds.
    I get to upset over the losses.........
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
  6. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

    Apr 13, 2011
    NorthEastern Ohio
    You sure they are not just a late hatch?>? what day are you on again? I have read on here don't give up till at least day 25 some say 28 even tht is if they don't smell if they have an odor then they are bad Its always a gamble with shipped eggs. but still you should def allow yourself the awesome experience of hatching your own babies......there is nothing like it watching them hatch don't give up....How far away from you did the eggs ship from? IF it was fairly far try gettin them from someone closer to you i have read on here that will help in the hatch rate as well. Keep us posted!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 14, 2011

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