New to hatching with an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mamaw hen, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Mamaw hen

    Mamaw hen In the Brooder

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    My 21 days were up yesterday and I have only 3 that hatched out of 12 so far...they where perfect too!! I hope I get more because I will feel bad or that it was my fault the rest did not hatch
     
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  2. Tiana's chickens

    Tiana's chickens Songster

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    Aww don't feel bad. It's rare to get a 100% hatch rate. Don't give up yet either. I've had a chick hatch as late as day 26 x
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    Don't feel bad. As @Tiana's chickens said, it's rare for 100% of them to hatch.

    Try candling the rest of the eggs and check for the following:
    • Movement - a sure sign that they are alive.
    • Heartbeat - in some cases you can see the chick's hearbeat!
    • Chirping - can you hear any sounds coming from the egg?
    I wouldn't worry too much yet! Just make sure your humidity is 65% + and hopefully you'll get some more babies soon.
     
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