Incubation issues

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bmts, May 31, 2016.

  1. bmts

    bmts New Egg

    May 31, 2016
    The temp and humidity in my incubator are all correct, but my mother and I seem to be having issues with chick's only half developing or developing, piping and dieing, or developing not piping and dieing in the egg. I have had to help at least 15 chick's out and we have lost quiet a few. It's very upsetting. Is there something we are doing wrong and can fix? Or maybe it's the eggs? Please help and thank you
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Have you double checked with a known to be correct thermometer and hygrometer that your temp and humidity is reading correctly? It certainly could be the eggs that are the problem. Many things can affect the hatch rate of eggs.
    # How they are stored prior to incubation.
    # Parent bird genetics and age.
    # Parent birds nutrition.
    # Quality of the eggs ie shell quality, yolk and albumen.
    Please do check out this article ~

    You might also like to pop by this thread ~
    Everyone very friendly and I'm sure they will be able to help you further. There are also some very helpful notes and links in the first post.

    Good luck with your future hatches :fl
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I've never hatched eggs so sorry I cannot be of any help here.
  4. bmts

    bmts New Egg

    May 31, 2016
    I really appreciate the links. And thank you for the welcome, i am so glad to find this forum everyone has been su per nice... this is something I was raised doing but haven't done in quiet a few years. But this is something we never had a problem with,and I also told her we may need an additional thermostat, among a few othere things...the one on this new incubator is digital.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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