Incubation issues

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by iwanteverything, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. iwanteverything

    iwanteverything New Egg

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    New to the incubation process. I have a few questions. Eggs are developing nicely when it comes time to get out of the shell the babies pip but never zip. Many have died due to never getting out of the shell. We ended up helping a lot and all the ones we helped survived but I just wanted to know if anyone has had any problems like this. I'm using a cabinet forced air incubator with auto turners. Temp is 99.5 and humidity is steady at 55% and raised for the lock down. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. I've never used a cabinet incubator so I can't help you there, sorry.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us. I'd suggest posting your question on the "incubating and hatching eggs" forum. Sorry, I've never used an incubator, so i am clueless as to what the issue may be.

    Good luck

    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with CTken
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Your humidity is probably too low at lock down and the chicks are sticking to the insides of the shell. You need to get the humidity up to 70% or so. Generally low humidity is the issue when they get to the hatching stage but can't get out of the shell.

    Definitely post in our Hatching Eggs forums too for more help.

    Good luck and I hope you have better luck next time! :)
     
  7. iwanteverything

    iwanteverything New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. I'll post there. Still new to this page! :).
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  9. iwanteverything

    iwanteverything New Egg

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    Thanks so much. Maybe our auto turner is a problem? Maybe I'll try hand turning them next batch so know for sure they're getting turned correctly. We'll see I guess :)
     

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