Hatch rate horrible

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lil001, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. lil001

    lil001 In the Brooder

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    Hello. I had 50 eggs totally developed till day 18. And only 5 got out HEALTHY! And 5 were sick and died. This is horrible hatch rate. What to do??
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Did you calibrate your thermometers and your hygrometer? Was your bator sterile? Did it have a fan? What temp did you use? What humidity? How were the eggs handled prior to setting them? Where did you get the eggs? Any heat spikes, power interruptions? What did the air cells look like, did they match the development charts?
     
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