For Fun...Incubator Hatching Rates Poll...How Many...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MNKris, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. MNKris

    MNKris Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    eggs did you set for your last hatch?
    How many of the set eggs developed?
    How many of the developed eggs successfully hatched?
    Were the eggs yours or shipped?
    What was the breed?
    What type of incubator were you using?
    What was your humity set at?

    I will go first...

    16 set
    15 developed
    11 hatched (69% hatch rate overall)
    The eggs were mine
    OEG BB Red and Silver duckwing bantams
    Little Giant Forced Air for incubation and Little Giant Still Air for hatching
    First 18 days, humidity 45-50%. Last 3 days 65-70%

    A few of the chicks were sticky and a few never pipped. I think I needed more humidity.
  2. Bantymama

    Bantymama Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    9 set
    9 developed
    9 hatched
    9 lived
    The eggs were mine
    Millie Fluer D'Uccle
    Little Giant Forced air for incubation and hatching.
    First 18 days Humidity 45 to 50 %
    Last 65 to 75%.
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    21 set
    14 developed
    11 hatched (51% hatch rate overall)
    The eggs were shipped Monday and received Thursday and weather was in the teens and snowing.
    Ameraucanas and blue orpingtons
    Hova-bator Forced Air
    First 18 days, humidity 45-50%. Last 3 days 65-70%
  4. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Eastview, Ky..
    16 set
    13 developed
    12 hatched
    12 lived
    Buff Orpingtons
    Homemade bator
    45% humidity 18 days
    65% humidity last 3..[​IMG]
  5. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

    Oct 10, 2007
    13 eggs set for last hatch
    12 set eggs that developed
    12 successfully hatched
    My birds'
    Cochin Bantam (white)
    This was a natural incubation using their own mother hen [​IMG]
  6. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Well.. sounds like you guys all had terrific hatches.

    I almost didn't want to put this, but I'm sure I'm not the only one..

    Last hatch:

    16 eggs set
    3 eggs attempted to grow
    1 egg made it to the end, then didn't hatch.

    Variety of reasons for my crappy hatch last time. Spent 7 days enroute during freezing weather (and in holiday shipping rush). I candled too much, wonky temps, and probably not enough ventilation.

    That was last time. This time is going much better!

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2008
  7. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Lewisburg, WV
    I put 1 egg in the bator each day for 3 days in a row and had 3 to hatch! Does that mean I had 3 100% hatches [​IMG] ????? My sister said," NO,I'm not going to let you count it as 3 hatches!" [​IMG] Anyway they were my own eggs that went straight from breeder pin to bator. Hova-bator, 98.8-100, humitity 40-55 first 18 days then 70's 19-21.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2008
  8. GaryDean26

    GaryDean26 Chicken Czar

    Dec 22, 2011
    McAlester, OK
    My Coop
    9 set
    7 developed
    2 hatched
    2 lived
    Blackcopper Marans

    ExoTerra 1st week, then when it died we transfered the eggs to a serving tray lined with towels that I use to keep food warm durring house parties.

    25-48% humidity in the warming tray up to day 18
    50-89% humidity last 2 days.

    Durring the day when we could chech the warming tray every 30 min - 2 hours the tempurature stayed between 94-106 deg F. In the morning we found the tempurature as low as 78 deg (the knob got turned too low and hadn't heated all night) and as high as 110 deg F.

    5 of the eggs were from a 11 month old pullet and 4 eggs from a 6 month pullet (the first eggs she layed). All the eggs were less than 10 days old. The 2 that hatched were 6 days and 7 days old from the 11 month old pullet.

    Note: Our penultimate hatch with the ExoTerra actaully working all the way through was 15 Marans eggs for a farm 40 miles away that we picked up, 13 developed, 10 hatched.
  9. meshellrose

    meshellrose Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    4 lemon cukoo orps set
    6 muscovy's set
    2 lco developed
    4 muscovy
    0 hatched
    homemade bator
    didn't have a clue what i was
    40% humidity first 18 days
    65% last 3
    they died around day 10 when I had a major spike.

    This hatch is going much better and I'm actually hearing peeping
    A newbie does not need to hatch dark eggs the first time..

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