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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hhuffman66, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. hhuffman66

    hhuffman66 New Egg

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    I just botched my first attempt at incubating and hatching eggs. All of my eggs matured into chick and eggs were moving up until day 21 but NONE of them hatched! It broke my heart. Anyone have an idea where I went wrong?
     
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    Caitlin_VT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long did you leave them after day 21 . What was your temps and humidity throughout the process.
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    I am not sure what went on, can you add details? What was your incubation methods? humidity? and what did the chicks look like etc?

    here are a few links for figuring out what went wrong..... from https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101


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    What Went Wrong During Incubation

    Eggtopsy: What happened to my egg?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/363717/eggtopsy-what-happened-to-my-egg-graphic-pictures

    Eggtopsy IMGAGES What went Wrong?
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1646/investigating-hatchery-practice-interpretation-of-quality-control-test-results

    "Shrink wrap" vs. "Sticky chick"?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491421/shrink-wrap-vs-sticky-chick#post_6242987

    Trouble Shooting Failures with Egg Incubation http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/trouble.html

    Hatchability Problem Analysis
    http://www.natureform.com/kb/index.php?print=1011

    Troubleshootting Incubation
    http://www.poultry.msstate.edu/extension/pdf/troubleshooting_incubation.pdf
    http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8127.pdf

    This is also a great pdf with pics: paste link in browser search:
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=early%20emrbyo%20death%20%20incubation&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CDsQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thepoultrysite.com%2Fdownloads%2Fdownload%2F171%2F&ei=UllaUMXFHsmrygGnjoHICw&usg=AFQjCNGgYxCBYwBex31MS5w2McdnpH1zbw

    ALSO this PDF at the last pages have a chart that shows what could have happened.... http://gallus.tamu.edu/library/extpublications/b6092.pdf
     

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