How to increase hatching percentage?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Darwin S, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Darwin S

    Darwin S In the Brooder

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    Hello friends, I made a incubator by myself and made two hatches. The pic uploaded is my first chick from my second batch of incubation. In the first batch i got 8/10 and in the second only 6/9. The chicks are mostly dying at the last days of incubation. I can see fully grown dead chicks inside the shell.l have also uploaded the pic of the fully grown dead chick inside the shell. IMG-20180615-WA0014.jpg IMG_20180418_115426225.jpg What are the things I need to follow to increase the hatching rate.
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    To answer that, the experts (NOT me) are going to need to know a few things:
    Where do you get your eggs?
    Do you control the breeder flock? If so, what do they eat?
    Do you clean your eggs before hatching? If so, how?
    How old are your eggs and how are they stored?
    What is your humidity?
    What is your temp?
    What type of incubator are you using? (EDT: Not what model: did you install a fan/is it forced air?)
    Have you calibrated your hydrometer/thermometer, and are you using only one? (The ones that come with cheap incubators are not to be trusted unless personally calibrated, apparently.)
     
  3. Darwin S

    Darwin S In the Brooder

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    Thank you. Then i need to do great research in that.
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  5. Darwin S

    Darwin S In the Brooder

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    Thank you. Will go through it.
     
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  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    Everything that I would ask was generously noted by sylviethecochin .
    So all I can say is welcome..
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I've never incubated eggs so can't offer any wisdom.

    Many people keep a silkie hen just for brooding chicks. WHEN(you can't force it) a silkie goes broody she will sit and hatch eggs hers, or others swapped and put under her. Broodies are best.
     
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  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

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    Howdy :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Thanks for joining us.:woot
     
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