Non hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by terryschamp, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. terryschamp

    terryschamp Hatching

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    I know many have ask why after many eggs hatch we still have some that dont. The ones I have that didnt were fully developed but failed to hatch and very wet inside. I watched the temp. and humidity level and thought I did everything right but still lost 18 chicks. The 12 that hatched are healthy and doing well.
     
  2. CountryFlock

    CountryFlock Songster

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    Humidity can be a tricky thing. What kind of incubator do you use?
    Never use a still air incubator. You’ll end up just killing developing chicks from the coldspots and hotspots created by the still air incubator.
     
  3. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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    I have had the same thing happen. I was told to lower my humidity.

    What was the humidity during the incubation.
     
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  4. terryschamp

    terryschamp Hatching

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    I have a farm innovator with fan, auto egg turner I have two extra thermometers and monitor the humidity level all the time. I may try rotating the eggs and try dry hatching
     
  5. terryschamp

    terryschamp Hatching

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    I believe it was 45 for 18 days and 65 the last three days.
     
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  6. CountryFlock

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    Seems decently optimal. I have a Brinsea that turns every 160 minutes, no cooling, 99.8F permanently and 55% humidity permanently until day 18.
    From day 18 till hatching I have humidity at 73% and temperature at 99.3F until they hatch. Almost perfect hatches.

    What day did it seem like they died? Day 18?
     

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