Keet Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by williammiles, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. williammiles

    williammiles Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to understand what went wrong.Using a 1202 Sportman incubator all vents fully open humidity 39% to 46% ,temperture 99.5 to 100 doing incubation. At hatching time moved to Little Gaint incubator with fan,humidity set at 74% to 76% temperture 99.5.ONLY hatched 21 Keets out of 60 guinea fowl eggs.Remaining eggs stayed incubated 31 days not even a pip or movement.But when open found lots of formed Keets in many eggs,they were from local breeders. What could have went wrong.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Humidity too low during incubation. Could have been other factors as well, but that was my first thought. Improper storage of eggs prior to incubation can cause hatch issues, as well as flock status (health, genetics, etc).

    Jody
     
  3. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :aww I'm sorry.
     

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