evrything that can go wrong with a hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chookhead, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    share ur experiences here abotu wat has gone wrong and how they can be fixed i am have shrink wrapped chick to start things off
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    blown up egg in bator
    shrinked wrapped
    died while hatching
    died the day of hatching
    the day after
    2 days
    3 days and so on
    1 week
    2 weeks and so on

    and now the clumsiness of me:

    died when fan fell on chick
    died when light fell on chick
    died when waterer fell on chick
    died when food container fell on chick
    died while trapped in water tray for humidity
    died while pincered between wall of bator and screen
    accidentally stepped on escaping chick..died 3 days later

    how can this be fixed you dare ask?

    let DW hatch out chicks [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011
  3. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    First hatch had too high of a humidity while Incubating. Corrected this by adjusting the amount of surface water in the pan during incubation. Second hatch had the right humidity but I was taking the eggs from the upper incubating shelf and setting the tray close to the bottom of the incubator so no one could fall through and get hurt. The temp at the bottom was three degrees below 99.5! 3 Chicks could not hatch out properly but eventually did and are alright but the remaining 3 eggs died before pipping! Now this is my third attempt in lock down. I have the humidity right. I have constructed a safer shelf that does not have to be lowered. My eggs are due to hatch tonight and are starting to seriously wiggle and peep this morning [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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