My eggs were sopossed to hatch yesterday.

dannyisforreal

Chirping
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Jun 22, 2013
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OK so my problem is that i only got 3 chickens out of 14 though more are supposed to hatch tomorrow. I put water in the incubator except one day and everything but yet i only had 4 hatch but one died because he or she couldn't get out all the way. I just bought the thing. It is styrofoam but i thought it would at least have a 70 percent survival rate on the first try. Any recommendations on a new incubator or how i might have done something wrong.
So maybe i can get a better percent survival rate.

Thanks, Dan
 

sepaditty1

Songster
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
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I'm in the homme stretch of a horrible hatch, myself. I had a problem come up and had to go out of town on days 12-14. During that time the eggs didn't get turned at all & there was barely any water left in the bowl when we got back. So, i'm chalking it up to that.

Did you have any issues that you can think of? Temp swings? Were the eggs shipped? That can make a difference. Are you sure they were fertile? Did you see any growth at all?
 

dannyisforreal

Chirping
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Jun 22, 2013
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i couldn't candle them because my candler doesn't work on brown big eggs. But there from my farm and i have like 6 roosters with 14 hens in that pen so yeah they should pretty much all be fertilized. I did miss 2 days of water right before hatching would that have an effect on mortality rates?
 

DubTchick

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
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I am in a similar situation. Just bought an incubator and chicks should be hatching today and for the next three days. Only one egg so far has started to hatch but I think it died :( It hasn't moved in hours! It was pipping earlier but now nothing.

temp is good and stable and humidity is fluctuating from 60 - 75%.

fingers crossed!
 

shouldabeenacsi

Hatching
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Apr 20, 2014
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My 20 eggs were due today and so far nothing! It is dis hearting to me and my children. How long should I let them go?
 

dannyisforreal

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Jun 22, 2013
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i personally let them go for 2 days then I say there gone and through them away. I Hope they hatch
Dan
 

sepaditty1

Songster
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Mar 29, 2008
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I have decided that I just won't do any staggered stuff. I had to toss all of my EE eggs that I had shipped. They just didn't progress. I'm taking a break because my friend is borrowing mmy bator. Then I'll try again & start everybody at the same time.
 
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