First time hatch! Any tips?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BackyardMix, May 11, 2011.

  1. BackyardMix

    BackyardMix Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hatching chickens for the first time....do you guys have any tips on how to improve hatch rate?
     
  2. BackyardMix

    BackyardMix Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any amazing tips for hatching? [​IMG]
     
  3. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm fairly new at this myself but the folks on here will need more info such as temps humidity levels what kind of incubator you are using. is it still air or fan. what are you hatching? good luck to you. it is a lot of fun [​IMG]
     
  4. John farmer

    John farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of incubator are you using?
     
  5. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi,
    Are they shipped eggs? If so you should let them sit big side up for 24 hours before setting. Also many people say not to turn them for the first 3 days in the incubator to give the air cell extra time to settle. I do 45 - 50% humidity until day 18, and then 75-80% during lockdown. I'm still learning too, I've had one hatch and now have 3 different batches going. I'm also taking notes in case I do something different and get a better, or worse hatch from it.
     

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