Gonna try Hatching again

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cqranch, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Ok, so have talked myself into trying a 2nd hatch. First didn't go so well.. only 3 out of 20. Will have full bator this time.. 54 eggs. Have four dozen coming from two BYC members and then a few of my own. Will go in bator next week.
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Mine will be shipped with TONS of cushion. They should make it just fine, as long as the P.O. doesn't shake it like a Christmas present!! I think that's what they did with my quail eggs. [​IMG]
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    good luck with this hatch
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hope you have better luck this time! [​IMG] I'm gonna give it a second try too... sometime in November.
    My first try was almost a complete failure - 1 out of 18. [​IMG] All I can say is I hope you have better luck than me. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Good luck with the 2nd hatch. I hope you have better results this time.

    Not meaning to hijack, but I do have a question. I'm in the middle of my first hatch now, so I still have a lot to learn....

    Why did your eggs not make it? Was it because of shipping? Was fertility an issue? Did they develop at all?? I've got 14 out of 16 right now on day 13 that all have moving chicks inside. Just trying to be prepared on where/when/how things go wrong.
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:I had a grand total of 3 quail chicks hatch out of 38 eggs. Most of the problem was the P.O.
    I had 2 different breeds, and more than half of each one (18 of one, 20 of the other) were scrambled. On my A&M's, I had 3 fully developed chicks, and one died before pipping. There were 2 quitters. Out of my buttons, I had 3 fully developed chicks, one died after pipping the shell, and the other pipped the membrane only and died. There were about 3-4 quitters. So part of the problem was probably my fault. It has gotten seriously cold lately, very quickly, which has made it super dry. Most of the fault falls on the P.O.

    As long as you keep your temp stable, and your humidity at least 40% with this dry weather, you should be fine. On my chickens eggs, I almost always have one that just doesn't hatch for some reason. But that is only 1...

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