Im new to incubating eggs, needed help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lightningulrick, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. lightningulrick

    lightningulrick New Egg

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    First i loaded 120 eggs, 69 hatched, on my 2nd batch i got many problems, i loaded 120 eggs and only 51 hatched, a friend told me that before loading i need to fumigate the incubator with formalin and a kind of pottassium, to kill the dreaded gram positive bacteria. Please advise many many thanks!
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wipe mine out with a mild bleach & water combo. & never had any problems, it takes time to get to know what your bator can & cant do, just hang in there & everything will fall into place, trial & error, good luck.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It happens.

    In my two hatches last year, I had 66 eggs first hatch, got 43 chicks.

    Next hatch I had 80 eggs, got 43 chicks.

    We'll see what happens for my New Years Day hatch this year.

    Roos are crowing, I gotta get in the shower.
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so many more eggs than I hatch here. But bad hatches happen sometimes.
     

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