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I need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brian348, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. brian348

    brian348 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2010
    I just can't seem to get it right. My eggs make it all the way to the end and then die in the last few days. All develop good, pip and then die. I hold temps good and raise humidity to 65-75, just don't understand. Real frustrating can someone help?

    thanks, Brian
  2. Tinkspirit70

    Tinkspirit70 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2010
    Central Fla
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    My guess is you humidity is to high. Do a search on dry incubating. It isn't really dry but it;s much lower humidity and seems to solve the problem of chicks drowing intheir own eggs fluids during hatching.
  4. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well.. I'll ask..

    What type of bator do you have? What are your 1-18 day temps and humidity? What part of the country do you live? What are you trying to hatch? What is your Lockdown temp and humidity?
  5. piccolini

    piccolini Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2009
    Camino, CA
    Mine have done this as well. I am doing ANOTHER trial with less humidity. Good luck with your next hatch
  6. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2008
    I have two styrofoam incubators. Incubating humidity, I keep at about 25% then I raise it to 40% for hatching. So far my hatch rate is 7 out of 8 hatched last week, and 5 out of 8 have hatched today with 2 more rocking the eggs.

    Last year I was using a homemade incubator and my hatch rate was about 50%

    I am hatching Araucanas which are very difficult to hatch, so I am super happy with how hatching is going in my styrofoam incubators.

    If your using styrofoam ones also and your humidity is higher than 50%, its too high and they are drowning.


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