is 7 out of 13 a good hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ducklove334, May 12, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    we've had 7 eggs out of 13 from a local breeder hatch,I was wondering if this was a good hatch considering?

    April 17th my MIL and Wife when up to madison to a breeder who had just about everything. and she gave us 18 eggs. 3 didn't develop, 1 chick under a broody hatched with yolk still outside the belly, and died,we've had 7 chicks hatch, the rest were quiters most around 16 or 17 days.

    this was the first time we've gotten eggs from anyone else, and I'm wondering if over all thats a good hatch?

    especially for a first time, really.
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
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    For a first time hatch, even 1 is good. You'll get the addiction soon enough [​IMG] I have to schedule incubator time, mine's been running non-stop since janurary.
     
  3. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not too bad. If you were hatching under a broody, something may have happened if so many eggs quit around the same time, so late in development. I'd be happy!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    For a first time, that's good. Congrats [​IMG]
     

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