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DAY 25

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3forfree, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. 3forfree

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    Today is day 25 so far I've gotten 6 nice fluffy chicks out of 14 eggs I set on the 31st of Dec. I cleaned out the bator and broke open the 8 eggs that were left. What I found was 5 duds that never did anything, 2 partial chicks that looked like they had gone quite some time before something happened, and 1 fully developed chick that looked like he was ready to come out, but something happened. Oh well. When I locked them down I had temp and humidity swings that you wouldn't believe. Temps to 104,Humidity at 99.9, I messed with everything and had at one point given up, and let them go to see what would happen. I got 6 so something went
    right.Good Luck to everyone that's set or is setting eggs, nothing says they will or won't hatch, you can have the best incubator or the cheapest like I had, and you get what you get. Keep trying, I'm going to, but I'm making a different bator than the last one.[​IMG]
     

  2. FarmGirl01

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    Conjrats on the chicks. Cute!
     
  3. lincolnsilkies

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    Congrats on the chicks!
     
  4. thebanthams

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    Congrats ! I bet those "Dud " eggs smells wonderful !!!![​IMG]
     
  5. 3forfree

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    actually none of the eggs smelled bad, I thought there would be something terrible inside but there wasn't. I didn't know what to expect breaking them open so one at a time I put them in a zip lock bag, and hit them with the handle of a kitchen knife to break open.
     

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