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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by columbiacritter, May 6, 2011.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Our temps and humidity were rock steady at 99.5 and 40% all through the first 18 days for incubation for this hatch. Last hatch we had tons of trouble with temps and humidity creeping up. Both hatches we've had a handful of chicks that were so big they could zip themselves out of their shells. They pipped and sometimes partially zipped but were so crammed they couldn't finish. These were different breeds form different sources so it's not a genetic thing with one line of birds.

  2. I think some chicks are stronger and some are weaker. No matter how well the incubation is sometimes there are runts and superstars. I don't know if incubation conditions have anything to do with overgrowth. [​IMG]

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