Only 2 hatched!! What's wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by June103, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. June103

    June103 New Egg

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    I only had 2 chicks hatch from 19. Not sure if the eggs I ordered were not fertile or if it was something I did wrong. Any suggestions??
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you candle these eggs on the 10th and 18th day? We need to know if they were showing any signs of growth.

    I would think they were, or they more than likely would have exploded.

    What was your humidity and what was your temperature during incubation?

    Did you have an automatic turner or were you hand turning.

    On day 18 when they went into lock down, did you stop turning the eggs and increase the humidity? Did you open the incubator during lockdown?
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    shipped eggs can have a horrible hatch rate, and there is no way to tell if it was fertility or rough handling, or something else unless they at least started to form. Otherwise answers to the above questions might help.
     
  4. cbader

    cbader Out Of The Brooder

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    where does everyone get there eggs?
     

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