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

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

  1. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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.~

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  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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

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    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

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    Quote:What kind of incubator are you using?
     
  7. welman

    welman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooo Cute! Congrats on your success!
     
  8. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking chicks. A fan always makes a big difference.
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Your chicks are so adorable and fuzzy!

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

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    super cute chicks......hope u have beetter luck next time
     

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