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It's hatch day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LoraMae, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. LoraMae

    LoraMae New Egg

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    Yesterday was day 21 for my incubated chicks! I have one that has hatched but the others that were candled and looked good still are not doing anything. One has started but then stopped! I am new to this and still learning! Help
     
  2. TheHoranFarm

    TheHoranFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the humidity high enough? That's a problem with most newbies.
     
  3. LoraMae

    LoraMae New Egg

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    My humidity is 75% the one that started but stopped died i just checked it. Still nothing from the others. Only one so far that has hatched and is healthy its already in the brooder.
     
  4. TheHoranFarm

    TheHoranFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, are they Standards? Are they Bantams?
    Sometimes when you use smaller eggs from standards they won't hatch because not enough room, Same with Bantams.
    Most times breeders ship/give you weird eggs to hatch. you only want to hatch the "finest" of these or else it's a waste of time.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What was your temp the first 18 days? Still or forced air incubator? Did you calibrate your instruments before starting?
     
  6. LoraMae

    LoraMae New Egg

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    Im using a circulating air incubator. The temperature throughout incubation has been 100-101. I am using my own eggs they are road island reds and its our first time trying to hatch our own. I have over 20 that looked great day 18 on lockdown and now i have only had 1 hatch and 1 died and its day 22!
     

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