Poor Hatch Rate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jsully1007, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Jsully1007

    Jsully1007 New Egg

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    OK, here is my question, I have been getting a terrible hatch rate the last two time we tried to hatch eggs. I have a Havobator 6200 still air bator. temp is 102 and the humidity is around 50%. out of 3 dozen eggs I had to three eggs that hatched and two of them died within an hour of hatching. Any ideas as to what the problem my be? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Illinois Incubation troubleshooting
    http://urbanext.illinois.edu/eggs/res24-00.html

    It could be so many things I won’t even try to guess. My suggestion is to go through this attachment and try to determine when they quit developing to determine possible causes.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Have you checked to make sure that your thermometer is accurate? My first attempt, I had bought a new thermometer, the temp stayed pretty even where it needed to be. At lockdown I thought they looked a bit behind, day 24/25 I had two hatch, one live. Come to find out my thermometer was 6-7 degrees off.
     

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