My first hatch failed :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Krazy, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I had about 29 chicks eggs inside my incubator and they all failed [​IMG] There was a lot of movement inside the eggs but on the last day they all stopped and none hatched. I think I had the temperature wrong.

    Now, I bought an water weasel since people use them and I stuck a thermometer inside it. I have it on 99.5 and outside is 40c / 104 degrees

    Humidity is at 60%

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    Please correct me if Im wrong I wanna try again but wanna have success [​IMG]

    Im trying to hatch silkies eggs
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    First let me say, I am so sorry about your hatch.
    Sounds like you have it all together now...but the last pic, the thermometer...reads in the 70's??? Toooo cold!!
     
  3. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    lol it was on my bed it isnt inside the incubator dont have anything in it yet.

    the bottom one was at 104 degree's
     
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  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I'm sorry about your chicks.

    I would think for the first 18 days I would keep the humidity less than 60%. When I hatched my silkies I kept the humidity at about 40 % for the first 18 days and I had about an 85-90% hatch rate. I also opened the lid for about 15 minutes a day. (I read in an FFA Book) I know most people don't do this but I tried it.

    Good luck with the new batch.

    jackie
     
  5. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    40% seems really low.

    I can't even make it go to 50% stable.
     
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  6. Krazy

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    Inside the water weasel is it suppose to be 99.5 degrees?
     

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