Hatching issues

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  1. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been having all kinds of hatching issues this season. In the past to hatches everybody has been a little bit late coming out of the show. At least two days making for a 30 day incubation period. In my last hatch I had one duckling that hatched with crookneck, that duckling did not survive more than a few days. In today's hatch I seem to have two with the same issue.

    I'm going to check my Incubator temp as I realize that those could be in need of recalibration. Is there anything else that could cause this? Are these two issues related?
    Thanks!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are having 2 day late hatches every hatch---just simply raise the incubator temp 1 degree for the next hatch-----then if they hatch on time next hatch----write on that thermometer what ever it was reading----to make them hatch on time. Example----if it was 99.5 and they are hatching 2 days late increase the incubator temp 1 degree to 100.5 for the next hatch----if that makes the eggs hatch on time----write 100.5(in this example) as your set temp----for that thermometer.
     
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  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Makes sense. Any thoughts on my crookneck issue? Is it possible that it's related to a temp issue?
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes and delays in hatching---it might grow out of it---might not----give it some time.
     

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