Help hatching, eggs comeplete growth not hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ortiz5954, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I am running into a problem that I experienced on my last two hatches...all eggs are fertile and grow but when it comes time to hatch there has been alot left over that does not hatch. When I open them up after giving them 5 extra days I am finding the yolk not fully absorbed. This saddens me as I always had extremly good hatch rates.Please suggestions to correct this.Humidity and temp esp with this last hatch has been stable.
    Thanks
    Debbie
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    What humidity do you use for the first 18 days and for the last 3 days? You might be said, but what incubator are you using?
     
  3. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I incubaye at 45-55% first 18 days then increase at lockdown..I am using the farm innovators with aet 4250..and hatched many times with awesome rates except last two.Time before we lost all due to a blizzard and a power outage so those I get but this batch I am lost.
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you always used 45 to 55%. If I used that probably most of my would drown before they hatched---which would be about like you described. Do you candle and monitor air cells----to see If they are increasing?
     
  5. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes always used that but perhaps I will try something different.What do you recommend? I got my rates off cornell I think..I do check development along way and usually I document but this last few life has been busy so I did not docuent.I like to document so I can see what works and what doesnt.9 hatched out of 16-18. Which is whats realmy trowing me off.Usually all or most hatch so it breaks my heart.
    Thanks!
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    You seem very experienced so yes try something different you feel will work. It sounds as though your chicks are drowning around lock-down or soon after. I like to stay in the 30 to 35% for the first 18 days---Good Luck and do let us know how the next hatch turns out.
     
  7. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thx will do appreciate your advise!
     
  8. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thx will do appreciate your advise!
     

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