First Time Questions!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KDB91, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    Hey guys! This is my very first post and I have a couple questions! I have a hovabator 1588 and Friday was day 21. Out of 30 eggs, 1 pipped yesterday morning and finally is out of its shell. The other 29 show no activity! Any advice?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Marilynszoo

    Marilynszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi CM, Welcome to BYC! I have not used that incubator, but I have been incubating for the last two years. It's hard to give advice without more information, but I would wait another 24 hours and see if more pip. When did you last candle the eggs?
     
  3. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    I candled them on day 18 which would have been Tuesday of last week! I started with 35 and 5 looked clear and undeveloped but the other 30 looked dark, had veins and an air sac!
     
  4. Marilynszoo

    Marilynszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay then, just be patient. If nothing else pips after 24 hours, I would take the one chick out and candle at least some of the eggs looking for internal pips or movement.
     
  5. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    Ok thank you! What is the likelihood of 1/30 being it?
     
  6. Marilynszoo

    Marilynszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are so many variables with incubating; things that could go wrong. It has happened. I once had a temperature spike that killed everything. I've had chicks that were fully developed but died in the shell just before hatching. Were these shipped eggs?
     
  7. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    These eggs partly came from my flock, and a neighbors flock! One thing I did have trouble with this round was my humidity the first 18 days. It's my understanding you want to run between 45-55% and the last 3 days run 55-65%. Some of my first days I had higher humidity than called for.
     
  8. Marilynszoo

    Marilynszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, humidity can cause problems; it is such a pain! How do those hens do it? I just had three broodie hens hatch clutches; 28 out of 30 eggs hatched! So much easier! But I had a bunch of eggs I wanted to hatch so here we go again with the incubator. Sometimes you can figure out what causes a low hatch rate, but many times you never know. I hope you have lots more hatch!:fl
     
  9. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much!
     

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