my eggs arent hatching no matter what i do what am i doing wrong

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenboy1993, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    dayton, Virginia
    i have tried hatching eggs before and every time they all end up with a chick on like day 10 or so and they never hatch what am i doing wrong
  2. Chickbait

    Chickbait In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2009
    write a detailed explanation such as your type of incubator, temperatures, humidity, turning of eggs, shipped eggs or not etc etc. Then more people can help you.
  3. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    Great advice--- the more info you can provide, the better.

    Incubator type, egg type, source of eggs ( ie-- are you sure they're fertile, were they shipped, etc)

    Temps, humidity levels etc. When do they quit? Do you leave them for a full 23-25 days before giving up, etc?
  4. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    Quote:The process of hatching eggs is very simple, but at the same time very specific. Most likely you have incorrect temperatures. Only less likely is that you have incorrect humidity. We will all assume you knew that you needed to rotate the eggs. If you did not That is your problem. I would also assume you had fertile eggs to begin with.

    I would also assume that you have not made your first hatching attempt to be shipped eggs.

    Read up follow the advice and odds are nearly 100 % that you will have good to fair hatches.

    Throw some eggs in a warmish spot wat 21 days and see what happens and your odds are nhearly 0% that you will have any success at all.

    The answers to your question lie here on BYC and many places on the web but you must follow the recipe so to speak. Not a lot of room for improv in the hatching world
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    You could also have bacteria buildup inside your incubator. Miss Prissy wrote a great thread about bleaching out your incubators between hatches. I just disassembled four of mine and bleached them per her instructions this week and have loaded them up again. I won't know for three weeks how they are doing.
  6. If your eggs are fertile, then proper humidity and temperatures should result in chicks.

    The biggest/quickest improvement you can make is to buy a digital temperature/humidity gadget from Wal~Mart, should cost you less than $6. Make sure your incubator is germ/bacteria free and your eggs are fertile and you should have chicks pipping 20 days after placing eggs in incubator.

    Don't give up yet, you can do it, we are sure !
  7. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    dayton, Virginia
    i know what to do and i have done everything i can do but i havent had any luck
  8. What type of incubator are you using ?
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Quote:There has to be a problem, or you would be hatching! If you can give all the details, someone might spot the one little thing holding you up. It's not criticism, it's wanting to help. I would love for you to have [​IMG] !
  10. Don't quit yet !!!

    We are here to help you fix your problems. We can go over the details one at a time and solve your problem for you.

    Everyone should be able to ENJOY chicken keeping [​IMG]

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