I killed them all and I can't stop crying.

AmyLynn2374

Humidity Queen
5 Years
Oct 11, 2014
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Gouverneur, NY
Nobody seems to answer any of my threads. I don't know what I did or how to save the rest of the eggs that are due to hatch in 2 weeks. How do I jeep them alive instead of killing them? Can someone please read my post about it and tell me something? https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/979436/i-killed-them-all#post_15246024
I replied to your post. I answered assuming you are talking chickens, on the chance it is ducks let me know and I can post the pictorial of duck air cells to compare by and you can add daily misting to what I already stated.
 

Susan10

In the Brooder
Apr 15, 2015
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2
36
Yes they were ducks. I cooled and misted. I also calibrated thermometers and hygrometers, the incubator with the hatcher and they both have the same reading. Unless, I wonder if one stopped giving a correct reading during lockdown. I'm going to recalibrate.
 
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Susan10

In the Brooder
Apr 15, 2015
47
2
36
Hygrometer and thermometer in the Hatcher wear off by six and 7°. I just calibrated them five days ago, so it must have malfunction just before they hatch. It makes me sick.
 

Titanpaul726

Chirping
5 Years
Oct 28, 2014
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35
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Meeker Oklahoma
My best guess Susan10 is that there was something wrong with the eggs to start with. Unless you made a drastic mistake somewhere along the line. But it sounds like you came very close to nailing it. The humidity levels you posted are good. Was there a temp spike up or down that you know of?
 

Lutz Farms

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
72
5
37
Sturtevant, Wisconsin
I have hatched many of eggs and want you to know, you are not alone. Just recently each and every egg died. I beat myself up. A friend of mine opened some of them and from doing this you learn if and what you are doing something wrong or should it be a genetic issue. Again, this morning, two beautiful moving baby ducks a week ago....no movement today. Gone. I understand and it is very frustrating but open your eggs so that you can discover should it be human error or Gods will. Hang in there.
 

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