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)*(@&#*()& I GIVE UP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Badhbh, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stupid second batch of stupid Seramas aren't hatching! ARGH! That's 16 eggs, not a one has hatched.
    I'm very unreasonable right now. [​IMG]
    It's not like I don't know what i'm doing- i've had great hatches in the past. These bloody little buggers just won't do it though.
     
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry! [​IMG]

    I know that frustration all too well!

    Maybe they just weren't strong enough to survive....[​IMG]
     
  3. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry, that sucketh mightily.

    What temp/humidity did you use?
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh Jeesh!! Thats terrible! Are they harder to hatch than others!??? AND...WELCOME BACK! WHERE THE HECK YOU BEEN??
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those are very hard to hatch. It is no fun when you put so many hopes into a bator and get nothing. I had plenty of 0 hatches to get the bbs orps I have. I feel your pain.
     
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you do better in the future. After hearing how hard some breeds are to hatch in a bator, I wait until I have a good broody hen and place the eggs under her. Yes, I know it is not the same, but the hatch rate is better. Cheating may not be good for your love life, but with chickens anything is good if it works.
     
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I second the broody. Someone gave me some older serama eggs and I put four under a broody and one hatched. I gave it away.
     
  8. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:102*-103* in a still air. Around 40% humidity until this week, and I bumped it up to 55-60.
    I opened all the eggs. One died early on, but the rest were full term. One had even started absorbing the yolk. ONE was still moving, so we put it back in the bator with a wet paper towel over the hole. Lets hope that one makes it [​IMG]

    And yeah, i'm going broody from now on [​IMG]
     
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  9. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Apparently they are. They have a lethal gene I think. Two batches. Two stinking batches, and two months. Grr!
    I've been fine, just busy [​IMG] We have CRD, and i've been fighting that off. Guess i'm a closed flock now. [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:This may be your problem. In a still air it should be 101.5 at the tops of the eggs.

    103 for extended periods hurries the development along and often can make the chicks die at full term.

    If you have the budget for it ask Santa for a hovabator 1588.
     

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