How to go from a 50% hatch to a 90%

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jake1297, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Jake1297

    Jake1297 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Western Maine
    I have moved from incubators to letting to broody chickens do the hatching. The success rate has increased to 90% - 100%. I had one chicken sit on three guinea eggs and they all hatched, and another chicken sat on four guinea eggs and they all hatched also. It's funny to watch, the guineas are all about four months old now and free range with their adoptive mothers. The guinea parents stay with them also. It's like mom & dad & kids with a nanny.
  2. blueeyeddemon

    blueeyeddemon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2012
    South Texas
    Aww! That's cute :)
  3. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    I hope you are right. I have some eggs under a broody and would love 100% hatch. I just made my first 100% with my incubator but normally not that big.

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