Just had my best hatch by mistake!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by australorp, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. australorp

    australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was using the genesis incubator, dry method. Humidity was at about 22% . I am having a stressful month so I counted wrong. Never put the chicks to lockdown, so they just kept turning and humidity was in the 20's. 12 of 12 hatched without any help. What the hell was that about????? anyone?
     
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  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy cow!!!!! That is AMAZING STUFF!!!!! I have no idea why that happened but congratulations! !!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup
     
  3. australorp

    australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chuck best before this was 50 percent. Anyone have an answer to why?
     
  4. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it was just freak chance. I hope someone more educated can actually give you a reasonable answer!!!
     
  5. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's simply just proof that if things are correct & you leave them alone, they can hatch themselves
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have homemade incubator, don't have anything that can tell me about the hydration, but I have done this many times. my eggs should start hatching by monday, I might be a day behind, I will be patient.
     
  7. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pics of the babies??
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I barely added water to my hatcher, my quitters seemed quite moist. I have 4 hatch so far, and 4 in eggs doing the waiting game. I did take out my water though maybe they can dry up a bit.
     
  9. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think mine was because I used fridge eggs, and my temps fluxed a bit in the evenings. that kept up the moisture.
     
  10. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    australorp, can you post pictures for us!!!!!?!?!?
     

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