Hatching %

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macdoogle2, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you consider your hatching %. I hear of people saying 90% hatch, or 50% hatch and so forth. Does that mean from number of eggs you initially put in the incubator or how many hatch that have made it to lockdown?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    For me it means out of all the eggs I started with at the beginning in the incubator.
     
  3. Bobwhite-Falcon

    Bobwhite-Falcon Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, I would say around 75% hatch (mostly) sorry I'm new to this and it's my first time hatching, that's what my directions say! //bites nails[​IMG]
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It usually means how many eggs you initially put in you incubator. So if you put in 10 eggs and only hatch 8 then you have an 80% hatch rate. However, some other people calculate it by the number of eggs that were actually fertile. For example if you hatch 8 eggs out of 10 but only 9 were fertile then you would have an 89% hatch rate.
     

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