Hatching percentage

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NC29mom, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Scotland Neck, NC
    Just wondering.......what's your usual hatch percentage? Say, if you set 12 eggs, how many actually hatch?

    AND.....if you have ever ordered hatching eggs, received via mail.......how many hatched?

    I ordered 7 Ameracauna eggs........only 1 has hatched and I feel like crying......
  2. k&c poultry

    k&c poultry Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2011
    I had 19 on the bator 12 were not fertile and 1 quit developing and 7 hatched
  3. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    SW PA
    I set 13 under some broodies. They broke 1 early on. 11 were fetile. 1 was broke 3 days before hatch. 10 hatched last Tuesday and are doing fine.

    I bought a dozen 'fertile' duck eggs at an auction. 0 hatched.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  4. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Scotland Neck, NC
    Quote:OH NO! Bet you were devestated about the duck eggs..... I just don't get it! Every single egg we get from our chickens are fertile!! EVERY ONE!!!! So, why when you receive via mail, some aren't fertile??? Are there not enough roosters in the pens with the hens??? I just don't get it!!!!!

    I'm already crying about my eggs. 1 chick. That's it. $55 chick at that. And I had to hatch it myself. I really, really, really wanted a few Ameraucana's. I should be grateful I have the one. Today I ordered 8 Maran hatching eggs. Depending on how it goes, I might not be buying any more hatching eggs. Which, my fiance knows I'm upset ,and says, "Oh we can order more Ameraucana eggs"......but I'd have to wait all over again........Oh well.

    Thanks though.....golly 12 eggs and none hatched....WOW!
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    Shipped eggs can be harder to hatch than your own eggs. They can get pretty shook up by the PO. I had six out of six shipped turkey eggs hatch, three out of six shipped lavender orpington eggs, six out of twelve light brahma, one out of six buff brahma, four out of six dark brahma and twelve out of 20 shipped Ameraucana eggs. All of the eggs that I have had shipped to me were extremely well packaged. The brahma eggs had really wobbly air cells too. How good is your hatch rate on your own eggs? If that is good then I wouldn't worry about if you are doing anything wrong.
  6. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    1st time: 6 eggs under broody hen 5 hatched

    2nd time: 14 eggs in bator 12 hatched

    3rd time: 4 eggs in bator and 4 hatched

    4th time: 6 eggs in batror today is day 17 and as a few days ago they where all moving so to be determined.
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    90 - 100% on my own eggs
    have only one hatch complete so far on shipped eggs and it was a 60% hatch
  8. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Scotland Neck, NC
    Quote:I would say 98-99% hatch rate on our own eggs. I let the Ameraucana eggs set out for 3 days before putting in incubator just to be on the safe side. I'm gonna give it another day or so......but since they were due to hatch today and 1 hatched 2 days ago......I'm guessing that's gonna be the lone one.
  9. alaina

    alaina Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2011
    North middle TN
    The first batch (my own) that I set, none hatched. Later I found out that 6 year old chickens are not very fertile. (Ameraucanas) The 2nd batch were purchased eggs, lavendar ameraucanas, out of a dozen 3 hatched, and are still going strong. The 3rd batch were purchased also, BBS Marans,placed under a broody, 2 hatched, they too are still going strong. Then I went all out, and bought 44 eggs, 18 of which I went to pick up 1 1/2 hours away, to try to get a better hatch, and the lady gave 3 week old chicks to go with the eggs, since there was no shipping cost. I still have 2 of those, one fell out of the coop and was lost. Out of the 44, I have 12 healthy chicks. Only 2 of the olive eggers hatched, they were from CA. I think there are 6 of the BBS Marans I went to pick up, and 4 of the lavendar orps from GA. Not very good hatch rates. I am trying once again with a dozen guinea eggs purchased from GA, and a dozen lavendar ameraucanas again, these from TX. Will post results here. The chicken eggs may not be very good since I have to wait 5 more days to set them, having set the guinea eggs first. We will see.....'

  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My own eggs pretty close to 100%....shipped eggs, I'm happy if any hatch!

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