incubator issues

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by oreotgoat, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. oreotgoat

    oreotgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    I have hatched different eggs in my incubator probably at least a dozen times. This year I tryed all summer to hatch call eggs, they would get half to three quarters of the way through incubation and then just die, I have gone through probably 40 eggs and nothing. Any ideas on what went wrong?
     
  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you been thoroughly disinfecting after every hatch? If bacteria is in there it could easily be killing your chicks.
     
  3. oreotgoat

    oreotgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I clean with bleach water each time.
     
  4. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Most Call breeders had a difficult time this year, it was a rough year even for a lot of veteran Call breeders.
     
  5. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does your incubator stay at a fairly constant temperature?
    And how about your humidity? Fluctuation humidity can largely affect growth as well
     
  6. oreotgoat

    oreotgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    The only time the temp changed was when I opened to rotate and mist the eggs. I also had a baby food jar full of water in there.
     

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