only 9 babies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelliepulido, May 4, 2009.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    made it out of the 40 I set 18 did well looking like they made it to end but were dead in the shells no pips.humidity was low through the whole hatch 38-ish last 3d was about 58ish
     
  2. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any new chicks are better than none! [​IMG]
     
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    That could be why you had a low hatch rate. You should have your humidity at around 45% for the first 18 days then up it to 65% for the last 3.

    I had 40 eggs divided in 2 bators. So far 25 have hatched and I have 15 left to hatch. I'm on Day 22, going into Day 23. I still have pips happening and I now know that at least 2 of the eggs are duck eggs, which I didn't know before.

    I think if you increase your humidity the next time, you'll have a better hatch rate.

    Good luck!

    Laurie
     
  4. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I think your right cause the hatch that was the most succesful of mine I did have the humidity higher I guess I will try again.
     

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