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

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    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

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    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
    Awesome!
     
  5. Tula

    Tula Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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

    kycowgirl78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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