poor hatches any ideas ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nigel5764, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. nigel5764

    nigel5764 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last two hatches have been poor,my incubator is a r-com suro and after every batch i steralise it.last batch was 18 eggs ,1st candle removed 6 eggs.2nd candle removed 3 eggs leaving 9 eggs into lockdown hatch day was mon 1 chick hatched none since.batch before that 24 eggs ,1st candle 6 removed 2nd candle 2 removed then into lockdown only 5 hatched.humidity set at 45% then 65% temp set at 99.5 has anyone any ideas just learned that i should calbrate my incubator each time is this so? help
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were these mailed eggs or your own? When did you first candle? Are you sure the eggs were not developing when you tossed them? We need a lot more information to help.
     
  3. nigel5764

    nigel5764 Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs were got locally from another breeder,1st candle at 9 days then 18 days as for the eggs desposed of sure they were duds as no veins etc were present clear fluid 2nd candle hardly developed against the rest .
    nigel
     

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