First Time Hatcher 71%

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by outdoorpodcast, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. outdoorpodcast

    outdoorpodcast Out Of The Brooder

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    Over the last 6 days we've hatched out our first 2 hatches ever. We had 5 out of 7 local eggs hatch and 15 out 20 shipped eggs hatched which is 71% for both hatches. This was a fun family project and will be doing it more in the future.

    We used the LG Still Air with egg turner.
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats!! did you know that The percent hatchability in the commercial poultry industry ranges from 78-88%. you did well!!
     
  3. outdoorpodcast

    outdoorpodcast Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I kind of surprised myself with that rate for my first two. I had a temp spike of 120F in the first batch of 7 for about an hour an a spike early one of 108 in the 2nd batch. Once I covered the LG with a towel, the temp settled down and held a steady 99.5 for the remaining time with zero adjustments.
     
  4. chickenbusiness

    chickenbusiness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent Hatch! [​IMG]
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congrats!!
     

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