My hatch rate has been horrible this year!dieng before they even pip.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tobinvalley, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. tobinvalley

    tobinvalley In the Brooder

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    seem to be dieng around day 18 or 19. these pics were 8 out of 10 that i opened up on day 20. Ive hatched over a 1000 chics and have never had this happen. I use a r com and have tested its numbers...???
    Help please!!!
     

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Did you open up the internal membranes to see if there was excess liquid in there? Late deaths are usually due to humidity issues, with humidity having been either too high or too low throughout the first 18 days.
     
  3. tobinvalley

    tobinvalley In the Brooder

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    I turned the humidity down to 40 yesterday. Ive tested my humidity seperately from the rcom thinking maybe that is it but it tested out fine. I had it at 49 before yesterday. I am in missouri and its been raining for 2 weeks(90%humidity) so maybe atmospheric humidity got me somewhere in there.
     

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