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New at egg hatching need some advise

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by theresa101480, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. theresa101480

    theresa101480 New Egg

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    I have 3 chicken egg's and they feel pretty heavy and i have them on a nice warm blanket with a heater on them but i do no that they are supose to be around 95 degree's and i'm doing good with that.. But what am i doing wrong is there anything i can do to make sure that they hatch?

    thank you

    theresa 101480 h, m
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Try to get the temp up to 100, with a damp paper towel under them, turn the eggs three times a day. I have heard of this working when the hen won't set. It is best to let the hen set on them. You might lose a few eggs before the hen broods, but one will. That is when you will start hatching more chicks. I have & use a little gaint with a turner only when the hens won't set. Good luck.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Agree, the temp should be closer to 100-101. 95 is too cool and they likely will perish in the egg due to improper development. They need constant temp and humidity and an increase in humidity to 70% relative the last 3 days of incubation. In all honesty, most of these types of manual hatches do not do well. Please let us know how it turns out. I always look for success stories. Good luck.

    Jody
     

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