Just checked all of the unhatched eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TedJan92_in_Idaho, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just checked all my unhatched eggs [​IMG]

    37 out of 71 did not make it. I broke them all and checked them. 31 out of the 37 had fully formed chicks that didn't pip. I incubated at 45% and locked down at 71%. So what could be the reason for so many not pipping? I'm thinking it is just the way it is.
     
  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were the eggs from your own birds or were they shipped to you?
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were shipped over 2400 miles and arrived in 17 degree weather. This is the best hatch I have ever had on shipped eggs.
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    natural selection....just the way it is [​IMG]
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    My goodness! Maybe if the humidity was a tad up you have had more? I usually keep it at 50-60 anyways, just how it goes. But for shipped eggs that is amazing! [​IMG]
     
  6. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try 55% during incubation next time. See what happens
     
  7. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine have started to pip, I will take a spray bottle and mist a couple times to make sure they don't shrink wrap. Even with higher humidity, when you are pulling out chicks that are dry to go to a brooder and you still have eggs, you release some of the moisture that could pose a problem.

    This might not work for everyone...and there are others that will say that isn't how we do it even after 20,000,000 eggs...but it works for me.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i've also heard that adding like, a small amount of boiling water to the wells helps bring it up really fast
     
  9. dt1958

    dt1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:50%-60% throught the hatch or just until lockdown & then raise it ?
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:50%-60% throught the hatch or just until lockdown & then raise it ?

    Throughout hatch. The humidity usually rises when they start pipping.
     

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