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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lucyannburton, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. lucyannburton

    lucyannburton New Egg

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    Hi all. My husband and I just started trying to hatch eggs. We got an incubator off eBay (one that had great reviews on eBay and YouTube) we started with 48 eggs. Candled them at day 7 and 25 where fertile. We kept the temp around 99-100 and humidity between 45 and 55. At day 18 We bumped humidity up between 65 and 70. We are now in day 22 and not a single egg is starting to hatch. Not sure where we have gone wrong.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kasnas, lucyannburton, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I saw that you posted your concern over in the Hatching/Incubating Forum so I'll just say best wishes and happy hatching!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Hatching sure is fun! Good hatching vibes coming your way!!

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under lucyannburton [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I have no incubator experience but I do hope that this hatch is successful and any concerns are answered in the Hatching/Incubating Forum.

    I also hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I hope you have a successful hatch...don't give up yet!
     
  8. lucyannburton

    lucyannburton New Egg

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    Thank you all. We had 1 hatch about 2 hours after my OP. However no others look like they are going to. We will hold off a couple more days until we throw in the towel.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I am sorry you are having a rough time of this hatch. So many things effect a hatch from who and where you got your eggs, how they were stored before setting, the air temp in the room the incubator was in, did the temp fluctuate, was the temp correct in the incubator, was the humidity up high enough at lock down to keep the chicks from sticking to the inside shell, etc....all kinds of things can and do go wrong. We learn as we go.

    Good luck and I hope you give it another try! :)
     
  10. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!
     

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