Despite my best effort to kill them all

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Clay In Iowa, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of 27 eggs it breaks down like this

    10 culled at day 7- no development (17 left)

    1 culled at day 14 - blood ring (16 left)
    Active embryos in all 16.

    day 21 - 5 out - had to cull one, deformed chick (11 left)
    - 2 chicks die after pipping (9 left)

    day 22 (this morning) 3 active pips (6 left)


    So even after completely screwing up the humidity I have 4 healthy chicks and might ultimately end up with 7+.

    I am so VERY PEE'D off that I didn't ask the forum experts before I decided to manipulate the tried and true method for hatching eggs. I have no one but myself to blame for the poor hatch. I screwed it up in the last 3 days.

    I have another 18 in the bator and am following the advice I got yesterday TO THE LETTER!!! I hope my hatch is better this time.

    Sorry had to edit I screwed the math up... it's too early!!!
     
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  2. twigg

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    Quote:What did you do wrong with the humidity?
     
  3. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

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    I hope your next hatch goes well too..
     
  4. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What did you do wrong with the humidity?

    I followed the advice given in a post on the forums to keep it high 60-65% DAYS 1-18 and 75%+ after that. It was supposed to help if you had shipped eggs with broken air cells. All 27 eggs i got had broken air cells.
     
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  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:What did you do wrong with the humidity?

    I followed the advice given in a post on the forums to raise it to keep it high 60-65% DAYS 1-18 and 75%+ after that. It was supposed to help if you had shipped eggs with broken air cells. All 27 eggs i got had broken air cells.

    Unless they were goose eggs, then that, I'm afraid, was poor advice.

    For the record ...... Up to day 18, 45 to 50%, and 65 to 70% for the last three days.
     
  7. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I know that now!! And will never forget it.

    I'm hoping other noobs learn from my, expensive, mistake.
     
  8. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the future give "deformed" chicks a day or two prior to culling. They have been cramped up in a shell quite some time and some require more time to stretch out and look right. I have had some very odd looking chicks that after a few days you could not even tell which ones they were.

    IMO if they are strong enough to hatch out they will usually do just fine as a chicken, if they have major problems they die before they hatch.
     
  9. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Umm.... half his head and one eye was missing and his beak was crossed ... eeeewwwww.... I did him a favor [​IMG]
     
  10. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In that case you did the right thing:D
     

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