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

chickenboy1993

Songster
10 Years
Feb 23, 2009
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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
 

Chickbait

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 12, 2009
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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.
 

NurseNettie

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
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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?
 

greathorse

Songster
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
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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
 

onthespot

Deluxe Dozens
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
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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.
 

enola

Crowing
11 Years
Jan 23, 2009
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Irwin, Pennsylvania (Pittsburg area)
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 !
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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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
!
 

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