How Do Any Incubated Eggs EVER Manage to Hatch!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SandyC, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. SandyC

    SandyC Songster

    Hi...I'm on day 2. I feeling like everything I do is lessening the chance of a hatch. I keep forgetting to wash my hands, the temp keeps creeping up and when I open to turn the eggs, the temps nosedive. I see, "No major temp fluctuations" in the instructions and just feel like I am doing everything wrong!!!! If the eggs are so delicate, how does anyone ever get successful with a hatch?????
  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    They're really not all that delicate. We just forget what nature intended. We want every egg to hatch,but in reality,that's why a hen in the wild lays so many eggs and hatches so many chicks. Not every egg will hatch and not every chick will survive. That's just the way it is.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Relax - keep your temps in the right range and you are likely to have SOMETHING hatch!

    I think what is amazing is not that they are so fragile, but that they are so TOUGH! Think about what an egg goes through and then finally to hatch - it's really amazing.

    Sit back, keep half an eye on those temps and try to enjoy the next 20 days!!

    Oh, and post those pics when the pipping starts [​IMG]
  4. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    its the internal temp of the egg that needs to say very stable it will not change just by opening the lid quick to turn. Good luck

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