NEED HELP WITH INCUBATOR

Mattlime

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 30, 2012
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Bostic, North Carolina
I have the chick a bater and I had some eggs that I know were fertile in it but it would never regulate correctly...I know I had it set up correctly but the humidity did not work correctly...I had them in for seven days and nothing formed...I think I need help...
 

kizanne

Songster
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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Tallahassee, FL
What kind of bator. Are you sure your eggs are fertile? Humidity can fluctuate quite a bit without being a huge problem. I mean some people run a dry hatch others much high humidity. The only thing I think would be a real problem is below 30% or over 70% for the whole hatch. Of course I'm no expert but expound on the problem and there may be a simple solution. The important question is more how is the temp. If it spike too high it will kill the eggs.
 

kizanne

Songster
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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Tallahassee, FL
sorry did a little research didn't realize chick bator was a name thought is was you saying you have a chicken incubator. LOL. I'm not familiar with that incubator but no development at all still sounds like it might be infertile eggs.
 

Sweetlilbaby

Songster
7 Years
Apr 19, 2012
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Tacoma Washington
How do you know your eggs were fertile? Even if you have a rooster with hens it doesn't mean that the eggs are fertile. Some roosters aren't fertile. Even a highly fertile rooster wont take care of all the hens. They will have their favorites. So not all the eggs would be.
There is a chance that you could check one egg and it is the only fertile egg you have as well.
if on day 7 there is nothing in the eggs then they simply weren't fertile. something would have developed. If it were an incubator issue they would have started to develop and then stopped/died.
 

kizanne

Songster
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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Tallahassee, FL
How do you know your eggs were fertile? Even if you have a rooster with hens it doesn't mean that the eggs are fertile. Some roosters aren't fertile. Even a highly fertile rooster wont take care of all the hens. They will have their favorites. So not all the eggs would be.
There is a chance that you could check one egg and it is the only fertile egg you have as well.
if on day 7 there is nothing in the eggs then they simply weren't fertile. something would have developed. If it were an incubator issue they would have started to develop and then stopped/died.
My thoughts too. with the possible exception of putting in fertile eggs and having temp spikes day 1 and/or day 2. You could fry them before you see them develop. I read a review of that thing and it did seem pretty bad but seems like you'd make it to day 5-7 with some development.
 

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