Incubation postpartum

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Paisleychkfrm, May 11, 2016.

  1. Paisleychkfrm

    Paisleychkfrm New Egg

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    I am on day 23, only 2 out of 12 have hatched. Thoughts?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, welcome to BYC, can you give us any info.? temp. humidity, what breed's egg, color? some eggs will take longer to hatch.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    In order to help we'd need more info. Along with what was asked, what type of incubator you are using (model and whether it's still or forced air) and whether you have known accurate thermometers and hygrometers in the bator as well.

    And what day did the two that hatched hatch on? Are they shipped or local eggs?
     
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  4. Paisleychkfrm

    Paisleychkfrm New Egg

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    These were local eggs from a friend who has a line of Greenfire Farm Chickens.
    It's now a week past Day 21 and nothing happened. I ended up with 2 out of 12. Not to be gross but I opened some because I need to know what happened so I can correct that.
    They are all small and lots of yolk still.
     
  5. Paisleychkfrm

    Paisleychkfrm New Egg

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    Greenfire Farm blood line Is bar's
    Last ten never hatched. It appears that they made it to about Day 13-14
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    65% humidity for the first 17 days? I'm going to assume it's a forced air incubator? What make/model?
     
  7. Paisleychkfrm

    Paisleychkfrm New Egg

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    I realized that I answered that question wrong. I believe I had it at 55% till hatch. I bumped it up to 65% at that point.:/
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Even 55% is high for most eggs if you are not in a high elevation. Let me give you a link you might want to look at: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity It'll help you know how to determine if your humidity levels are working for you.
     
  9. Paisleychkfrm

    Paisleychkfrm New Egg

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    Thank you for the link. I will certainly be reading lots before incubating again. :(
     
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