Hatching guesstimate for the pros - please respond...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tressa27884, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    Cooper, Texas
    I want to hatch out some eggs for fun, but I really can't have too many more chickens, on average how many eggs in a dozen hatch and survive?
  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 14, 2011
    Shingle Springs, CA
    I'm no pro, but there are lots of variables. Fertility/freshness/handling of eggs. Quality of incubator used. Etc.

    On my first hatch, I was using my own eggs, a genesis 1588 incubator with an automatic turner and I got 12 out of 14.

    Add to that, it's amazingly addictive!!!

  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Consider hatching for others. I always place an ad locally and offer my hatching services at no charge. That way I get to hatch and not keep them all. Some folks offer to let me keep a couple if I choose and I have done that before. Right now I even have 3 goose eggs in lockdown for someone.

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