Good hatch % for once!!**PICS ADDED**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Riocotesei, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2008
    My hatch is about over [​IMG] I set 36 eggs 24 were infertile [​IMG] So, I only had my 12 that I threw in for fun. I had 7 hatch out and another is Zipping [​IMG] I had 3 silkies in there but they died at day 16ish [​IMG] They were cute little black ones. If this one hatches out thats 8 out of 11 is that 80%? Thats my best hatch yet. [​IMG]
    I had a little test with these last 2 hatches my other was 21 eggs on day 18. 2 hatched, I helped one but they didn't thrive and both died. Out of 21 viable eggs pretty much 0%.
    My test was-- is a turner more important or a fan?
    My first hatch was 24% 33 eggs 19 at day 18- 8 hatched 1 died. still air hand turn
    Second hatch was 0% 32 eggs 21 at day 18- 2 hatched 2 died. Still air Auto Turn
    Third hatch was 80%? 36 eggs 11 at day 18- 7 hatched 0 died. Forced air hand turn
    I had them in 2 different incubators. I also tried the carton method on this last hatch. (which I decided is good for me)
    The results speak for themselves. I will be getting another new incubator sometime this season WITH a fan or be putting one in. I didn't realize it made such a difference.
    I've also learned the hard way, and decided to NEVER help a chick hach unless they say my name and ask for help!
    Pictures to come soon. Cause I know you're jealous!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is a good hatch. Congrats.
  3. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2008
    Well even though no one seems interested, I'll add picks anyways. These guys are potentially the cutest chicks I've EVER seen. [​IMG] Enjoy.~



  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    What kind are the little white ones? I have some like that. They are red pyle OEGB mixes. But they are white with black spots as well. I call them my dalmation chicks!!
  5. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2008
    Mine are black australorp and leghorn mix. Funny the roo is the leghorn, I figured they'd be mostly black. I love Cali Whites so I have some home made ones now.[​IMG]
  6. jrtpro

    jrtpro Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2008
    Milan, GA
    Quote:What kind of incubator are you using?
  7. welman

    welman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Sooo Cute! Congrats on your success!
  8. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2008
    Dothan, AL
    Nice looking chicks. A fan always makes a big difference.
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Your chicks are so adorable and fuzzy!

    Congratulations on the great hatch! [​IMG]
  10. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    super cute chicks......hope u have beetter luck next time

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