Chicks start to hatch and then die in egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jaybucklestarr, May 11, 2009.

  1. jaybucklestarr

    jaybucklestarr Out Of The Brooder

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    What am I doing wrong?????
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    First let me say [​IMG] We need a little more info. What kind of bator, temp, humidity, what hatching, what day are you on, did you candle the eggs?

    Is the bator still air or with fan?
     
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  3. jaybucklestarr

    jaybucklestarr Out Of The Brooder

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    Holy moly i'll answer the best I can! OK let me start off by saying that I started this as a 1st grade class project and we had problems and only hatched 5. So I decided to try at home and now for the answers Still Air Incubator, 99 temp, humidity???, americana and red sex link cross, Saturday was 21 days and no I didn't candle the eggs.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    The temp in a still air bator needs to be around 101.5-102 with humidity around 50% then I raise to 65% during hatching. If the humidity was not high enough, the shells could have dried out making it hard for the chick to hatch. They get tired and die.
    Don't give up, always try again. We only learn by doing. Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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