Hatching eggs, troubleshooting.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chrismiss, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. chrismiss

    chrismiss Hatching

    Mar 27, 2017
    Hello. Trying to find the right thread to post on. Im new to hatching and as i have read alot if threads on here ive never posted anything. Anyways i had my first hatch finish last week, homemade bator and only three out of ten made it. I want to try again and just looking for help troubleshooting i guess. I see lots of conflicting info on temps n humidity i kept temp at 99 and humidity around 50-55. They started hatching a day late and some pipped n never finished. So sad. Also i dnt have a fan n now im reading to keep temp higher for still air...more like 101. Any thoughts r appreciated. Thank you.

  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Songster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Still air 101 to 102 taken at top of eggs.

    Potentially run your humidity a little bit drier. 35 to 40 range.
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY

    Yes, 101-102 taken near the tops of the eggs for still air. That would account for delayed hatching. If you are not in high elevation, drop the humidity and monitor the cells to figure out what works for you. I run 30-35% for my standard eggs. I'll give you a link to help for humidity. http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity

    For lockdown, make sure humidity is highered, at least 65%, I prefer 70-75%

    I'll throw up a link for an overall hatching link as well. http://hatching411.weebly.com/

    And :welcome
  4. savannahRoos22

    savannahRoos22 Songster

    Oct 13, 2017
    I'm sad. I had this same experience as you. And I accidentally had my non fan incubator at 99.5 too.

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