My second hatching...results.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aceoftrumps, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. aceoftrumps

    aceoftrumps Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2010
    South Central Louisiana
    My eggs were due to hatch today, the day after Christmas. I didn't post with the Christmas hatching thread just in case of a bad hatch. My first hatch was about 65% success.
    I have a LG still air incubator. On the first hatch, didn't really pay a lot of attention to humidity, as I should have. On this one, ran a consistent 45-50% humidity and between 98-101 degrees. Upon lockdown, I put four cut in half sponges and filled the water channels. The humidity held at close to 70%.
    Lockdown was on the 23rd...that night, one hatched. The next morning there was 5 more. Christmas eve night I had more.....the rest finished on Christmas day. And today is day 21.
    Results: Out of 31 eggs, 28 live and healthy fuzzy died after hatching and two died in the shell after pipping.
    I envy those with 100% hatch rates but all in all, I'm happy. But boy, this is nerve wracking! And without all the advice I read on here, even these numbers would not be possible. I tried using cheesecloth like I read someone on here advised. I put it under the screen in just one layer to aid in cleanup. But boy, even with that, they sure made a mess of it! Anyone with more ideas on this?

  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    [​IMG] congrats!!!!!!!!
  3. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    i used the cabinet cloth you get well anywhere for lineing the bottom of your cupboards not to mention my home made batore held tempsand humidtiy like a rock when opened i could reach in there and nab the dry chickys and empty eggs through lock down

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