Losing chicks after lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by danahud, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. danahud

    danahud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm frustrated..... I have hatched my own eggs, and eggs from other sources,several times.
    m,y hatch rate has never been very good, maybe 25%...... What confuses me is that going into lockdown the majority of my eggs look super healthy and the embryos are moving vigorously...... Then something happens and many eggs do not hatch...... Any ideas?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of incubator do you have? If it has red plugs in the vents, are you removing the plugs?
    What humidity are you going into lockdown with? How about throughout incubation? Temperature?
    Are the chicks that do hatch sticky?

    Any other info would help to figure out what's going on...
     
  4. madeintexas806

    madeintexas806 Out Of The Brooder

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