Losing chicks after lockdown

danahud

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 22, 2013
123
5
88
Mills river, nc
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?
 

mirandaleecon

Songster
6 Years
Aug 29, 2014
693
53
156
Panama City, FL
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?
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...
 

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