Help with hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tkodad, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. tkodad

    tkodad Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I hatched 12 eggs 5 hatched 4 pipped then died 4 are still in on day 23 when do I call it?
    1 possibly 2 are moving! What do I do?
     
  2. tkodad

    tkodad Out Of The Brooder

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    Uggggg I wanna rescue this chick from its little prison shell lol
     
  3. tkodad

    tkodad Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh ya I opened one of the piped eggs that passed
    Just to see I looked like its belly was a day or two
    Under developed why did it pip? Sorry bout the 1001
    Questions but my first run at incubating got me ten out
    Of 12 so this hatch seems like a disaster !
     
  4. Tara Black

    Tara Black Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new at this too, and I just set up my bator and I'm waiting for my eggs to be delivered in the next few days, but I got a kindle e-book for free Premaculture Chickens Incubation Handbook by Anna Hess that seems very knowledgable and has a trouble shooting guide for bad hatches. You should see if its still on there. She has a list of all the things that go wrong and suggestions of why they went wrong and how to correct it in the future.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hatching is very stressful! I will always helped a pipped egg about 24 hours after. I've saved a few this way. The ones I've helped stared off weak and sometimes have leg issues. I use vetwrap and make makeshift leg bandages. I always give probios(probiotics) and vitamins to all my chicks when brooding them in the home.

    The ones that pipped and can't make it out usually means that the incubator was opened too much or the humidity too low the last 3 days and they are shrink wrapped. Be very very careful when helping a pipped egg. Do not break a blood vessel in the process! I will leave the weak ones in the incubator for a longer time to rest too. The ones I've helped have grown into very healthy hens!

    Day 23, I'd say they are pretty much done.:(. I've had eggs I drowned too due to too high of humidity once. I've had very successful hatches and some unsuccessful hatches.

    I have my problems when I put 2 sets of eggs on different dates. When ordering online, many people don't ship the eggs right away.

    Good luck! I love hatching and I love my incubator! Especially the egg turner and fan.
     
  6. tkodad

    tkodad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Nicole and Tara for such a quick response
    I've turned into some kind of chicken fanatic lol
    My first hatch I candled the eggs twice a day after the first 6 days
    (Curiosity) got the best of me lol but still got 10 out of 12
    Not bad for a first ! This hatch I handled a lot less
    And worse results lol I'm still thrilled with my 5
    New French black copper Marans ! Now hopefully
    There all hens (already have rooster)
    P.S. this website rocks and everyone here
    Seems awesome great job BYC! I get all my info here!
     
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