Hello From Pakistan

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

  1. irfanrufi

    irfanrufi New Egg

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    Hi,

    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 :).

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    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

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    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 eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    By the way. Thanks for your warm welcome everyone. Feels like home already.


    Cheers
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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