GAAH! I don't get it! How do you all do that???!

L*A*G*

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Nov 19, 2008
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i've hatched three times.

batch 1: i was using a diferent bator but it was a little giant too.
Results: a great hatch, all but 7 out of 3 dozen hatched.

batch 2: i wasn't using the same bator as b4 but is was still a little giant.
results: the worst is history.

Batch 3: using the same bator as batch 2. BUT diferent humidity.
Results: 1 poor lonly chick hatch but out of 4 eggs, 3 made it to at least day 17.

I don't get it!! why can't i ever have a succsesful hatch!!
 

BawGock

Songster
11 Years
Jan 21, 2009
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There's a lot of things to factor into a hatch:
are the eggs fertile?
are the eggs shipped?
How much time elapsed between being laid and being put into the bator?
Were the eggs turned properly?
And of course the biggies, What was your humidity at for the incubation period?
And what were the temperatures during the incubation period?
Keep really good records and you will get to the bottom of this.
Carolyn
 
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Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
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was the second incubator new or used, if used ,was it disinfected very well, every millimeter. if you got bad germs ,your hatch go right out the door.
 

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