Final hatch, a POOR one. :( *UPDATED* WITH PICS, YAY!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    My final hatch of this year was last night/this morning. I cannot believe how poorly it went.

    I got 2 sultan bantams out of nine eggs & none of the six Light brahmas hatched. [​IMG]

    Temps were steady & good and so was the humidity...but maybe the fertility rates were lower because of the time of year? I'm going to give the others a couple more days, then chuck them.
     
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  2. turbo

    turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our hatch rates drop in the heat of summer but now that it has cooled off they are back up, even the call ducks started laying again. Maybe the geese will too.....
     
  3. saranbensmom

    saranbensmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a total of 101 eggs - hubby "cooked" one batch by adjusting the temp while "trying to help". The rest incubated fine - candled out about a dozenat around 10 days, then hatched saturday. I now have 14 chicks. A few were fully formed, then died...3 died after pipping...some were earlier embryonic deaths....most didn't develope or were early deaths. 4 died after hatching including one that went splay legged.. WHAT am I doing wrong?? Even the game hen I had setting on 10 only hatched 4.

    I feel your pain!! :mad::eek:
     
  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I completely understand this.[​IMG]
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  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What kind of geese do you have? [​IMG]
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What is your humidity like?
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks!
     
  8. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    So sorry equibling! :aww I know that is disappointing...I have 3 little bantam eggs (out of 12) in the bator now and praying they make it!
    Hang in there and keep trying...
    ~Rebecca
     
  9. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    I feel your pain too. I just posted in my 1 pip... Sept Swap... thread....but that's the only chick alive and hatched so far. Its almost like 2 separate hatches I have here- very early guineas and a mistaken chick, then these others set at the same time so different! Lost many others- you can read about that. Its sad, frustrating, and just about makes you give up...but then the hatching bug bites again. So I know we'll both be setting eggs again...maybe in the Spring...but its so addicting I know I can't stop b/c of eggs that don't hatch into fluffybutt chicks.
    Take care, and don't get too down.
    Lisa
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    needmorechickens! :

    So sorry equibling! :aww I know that is disappointing...I have 3 little bantam eggs (out of 12) in the bator now and praying they make it!
    Hang in there and keep trying...
    ~Rebecca

    What kind of banties did ya get?​
     

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