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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SnazzyJazzy, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. SnazzyJazzy

    SnazzyJazzy In the Brooder

    Sep 14, 2015
    A few weeks ago I had two chickens mysteriously die (presented like cocci, but was comfirmed not), and in an unthinking move grabbed 12 eggs out of the nest and put them in an incubator. After three days of doing it all wrong, and extensive research, I corrected the mistakes I could, but was waiting on a hydrometer for the humidity. Turns out, running dry at my house holds 35% in the incubator. At a week I candled and found 2 with stuck yolks, 2 clear, 2 maybes, and 6 definitely. Fast forward to day 18, with only the 6 that showed promise, and they all looked great. Day 20 4/6 pipped, zipped, and hatched. Overnight 5 followed and 6 has pipped. I know technically its a 50% hatch rate, but since only 6 showed promise from the beginning, I'm counting this as a win!

  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Good luck! :jumpy Sorry about your hens.
  3. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Songster

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    That's so great! I would definitely count this as a big win, since most of the my embryo deaths during incubation are after day 18. Congrats on your new babies!
  4. SnazzyJazzy

    SnazzyJazzy In the Brooder

    Sep 14, 2015
    All 6 are out and happy and thriving. I know i need to move them to the brooder, but I might be enjoying them in the box on my vanity. One already has the start of feathers on its wing. No little baby, stay little!

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