Please help me with this

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slickchik, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2008
    Southern California
    I just had my first hatch. So far out of 12 shipped eggs, 6 have hatched. One came early. Two were on time and 3 were a day late.

    The last 3 to hatch have protruding navels and one is worse than the others.

    What did I do wrong? And how do I prevent this in the future????

    The bator ran about 99.6 with humidity around 40-50% with about 65% humidity at lockdown in a forced air bator.
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    In my opinion humidity may have been a little high the first 18 days but 50% hatch on shipped eggs is great.
  3. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    yeah, thats a really good hatch rate for shipped eggs. As for the navels, just make sure they arent pecked or bothered and they will heal right up.

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