hatching rate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seramaman, May 6, 2011.

  1. seramaman

    seramaman Out Of The Brooder

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    does any body have a100% hatch rate cause i do somebody told me that it was an acomplishment
     
  2. bds613

    bds613 Out Of The Brooder

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    congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is an accomplishment I have never had 100% but I have had lots of 98 and 99%
     
  4. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I've had a few 100% rates on our Dominique breeding pens, but the other breeds not so much [​IMG]. Looking to improve that in the years to come!
     
  5. nursrose3

    nursrose3 New Egg

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    Great work! Try to make your self some notes on how you handled the Incubation from start to finish. I am on my 4th incubation and making notes as I go. The first time I was given some eggs and didn't know their handling before they reached me. Even with very careful incubation, I only had 50%. The next time the eggs came from my girls and boys. With careful handling, I got 73%. I am a teacher. One of the other teachers wanted to do a life cycle unit and asked if I would be willing to let them hatch a few eggs. Out of 16 fertilized eggs only one lived (not happy). I think they were handled too much and temp/humidity weren't monitored like at home. This time around It looks like we are track for 80-90%.

    All that said-- you learn as you go and since you started off on the "right foot" with 100% make sure to note what you did; because if you don't hatch again until next year you may forget some of the special things you did to get such a phenomenal hatch rate![​IMG]
     
  6. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched 7 out of 8 EE eggs. I think the better the incubator, the better the rate.
     

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