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Hatch rates and how to improve them.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leirob007, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. leirob007

    leirob007 Chirping

    Apr 4, 2012
    Upstate South Carolina
    I know my status over there says I'm a new egg, Well, maybe on here I am. but not to the critters out there I'm not.
    I've seen a lot of posts about this and that and the other. but not too many on "How To Improve your hatch " or just how much experimenting people are willing to do.

    What I am looking for in this thread is people that are not scared to post their hatch rates and evaluate the ones that did not hatch. And what we are willing to try to make the next hatch and every hatch a perfect hatch.
    I do not consider a 75% hatch rate here a successful hatch .
    90 % hatch rates are dis-hearting as I don't like to see any of Gods creatures not get a fair start in life.
    and 1 perfect hatch so far this year has me very happy.

    So does anyone want to look at and discuss the ones that did not make it?
    Are they fully developed and soaking wet?
    Did the shell shrink wrap to the babies?
    where they stuck in the shell like they were glued in?
    Did you keep a hatch calendar marking the temp and humidity variances?
    Did you keep a record on how much water you added on what days of the hatch?
    Did you make any notes on the ambiant humidity vs the incubator humidity?

    If your intereasted in joining the quest for the perfect hatch.
    OR if your noted for perfect hatchs.
    I say we team up and press for every incubator on here to produce repeatable perfect hatches for as long as we own them.

    There are so many different methods and combinations to use.
    So many different climates we have to overcome.
    We all have contributions to make here, I just know we do.

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