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Hello From Pakistan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by irfanrufi, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. irfanrufi

    irfanrufi New Egg

    Nov 11, 2015

    Read a lot of helpful threads here and thought why not just join and so I did. I'm very glad to be here and hope to be a contributing member.

    This is a intro + help thread as I need some help too :)

    I'm new in to this chicken world. I just got about like 12 simple bantom and 10 golden buff. I get around like 5 - 7 eggs per day. I've been incubating them for like 2 months. My hatching rate is really really bad. Like 10%. Every 1 out of 10 eggs makes it. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here and I'm in dire need of help.

    I have to incubators (small old fashioned) one is where the eggs stays from day 1 - 18 and then I move them to the other same model incubator which is less crowded so egg can hatch easily and chick can rest.

    My primary incubator have a temperature of 99.5 - 100.5 temperature. I flip eggs about 3 - 4 times a day. After ready some thread I just put a temp humidity checker in the incubator and trying to raise the humidity to 50% right now it's 30%. I'm really depressed about the hatching rate as this not what I was hoping for. I hope I can get some expert opinion on this :).

    Images attached










    I gather eggs for about 2 days in that basket you see before putting them in incubator. I mark from which cage they came and the date I got them and put them in incubator for the sake of statistic.

    The incubator with the triangular cut mirror is the secondary one.

    Cheers, fellas.
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Welcome to byc..you may want to check out the learning center.. look for the incubation threads..
    Off the top of my head I think it might have to do with air flow.. do you have fans in the incubator? It's important for good circulation so there's no cold or hot spots.
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I have never hatched eggs so I'm sorry I have no advice to offer.
  6. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Check the fertility of your eggs first. Are you candling the eggs during the incubation period and when are the eggs quitting?
  7. irfanrufi

    irfanrufi New Egg

    Nov 11, 2015
    I candle eggs in its 17th - 18th day before I shift them to the secondary incubator where they are suppose to hatch. I discard which seems infertile but to be honest, I'm not really sure what I have to be looking for while candling
  8. irfanrufi

    irfanrufi New Egg

    Nov 11, 2015
    By the way. Thanks for your warm welcome everyone. Feels like home already.

  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!

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