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Hatch rate question??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ortiz5954, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chirping

    May 14, 2015
    Hatched these cuties this week, and,was eondering due I determine hatch rate from eggs put on lock down or eggs put in on day 1?[​IMG]

  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Very cute!

    Eggs set on day one :) Some people don't count eggs that never started to develop in the first place, though.
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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    It all depends what you are looking for. I use two rates. I NEVER count clears. (If they didn't start developing (and they are local not shipped) there's a good chance they weren't fertile and that shouldn't be counted in the rate in my opinion.(Unless you are looking at rate from a potential buyer to see what your chances are.) I calculate rate based on what eggs started developing x what eggs hatched and I also calculate rate based on the number of eggs that made it to lockdown x how many hatched. I am most interested in the lockdown rate as that has the most significance for me.
  4. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chirping

    May 14, 2015
    Thanks good to know we try our best to document everything..had 41 eggs , 27 were viable and went to lock down..All hatched except 2 that were shrinked wrapped..just got one out and working on other so guess the rates are good so far. New all 41 were not going to rake off since they just started laying not very long ago.Wish us luck.Heres the one we just helped #26, now#27 is more questionable pic 2[​IMG]

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