First hatch! 17 out of 24.... is that good??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tula, May 2, 2009.

  1. Tula

    Tula Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    My eggs hatched on days 20 and 21. I helped two of them out of their shells after they made no progress after about 36 hours. Everyones doing great! 17 out of 24 hatched. Just wondering.. is this a good hatch rate for a first time?

    Also, I have some eggs that my in-laws gave me that have been waiting for about a week for the incubator to clear out. They actually gave me 3 dozen and I know one dozen is a week old. The other's are probably about 1 1/2 -2 weeks old. Do you think these will hatch?? I guess it's worth a shot!

    [​IMG] mixed up chicks
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  2. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    17 out of 24 YEA! I think thats great for a first hatch. Also I would try to incubate all the eggs, I do not think they are to old. As long as you stored them right I believe they will be fine.
  3. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    70% hatch rate is not bad for a first hatch i would say. congrats on the chicks they are cute. [​IMG]
  4. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
  5. Tula

    Tula Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    Thanks! I'm ready for these next eggs to hatch!
  6. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    They shouldn't be too old. I would incubate those babies!!!! [​IMG]
  7. JRT

    JRT Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009
    CONGRATS on the hatch! Heck yeah I would put all the eggs in also cause if you don't put them in you'll never know if they will hatch.
  8. Tula

    Tula Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    I put all 36 in this afternoon... Hopefully I'll get a few out of it!
  9. kycowgirl78

    kycowgirl78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Morgantown, Ky
    I'd say that's a great success. My first hatch was 2 out of 16. Next two wasn't much better. Finally had a good outcome with 7 hatches out of 12, with one loss. Didn't do well again with only 1 out of 12 but I know my humidity was way too high. Tues. putting in 36.
    Great job!

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