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porblen hatching Dorking egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sthranch, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. sthranch

    sthranch New Egg

    Feb 3, 2015
    I have incubated two batches of Dorking eggs and only one chick survived. The rest of them had some early development, some with medium development and a couple were developed but they did not hatch. Any feedback on this? I am also wondering if anyone knows much about the Dorking breed.

    This is not my first incubating experience. I usually have a very good hatch rate.
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    How many eggs did you incubate?
    How many were clears?
    What was the humidity?
    What was the temperature?
    Still or forced air incubator?
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
  3. sthranch

    sthranch New Egg

    Feb 3, 2015
    The first batch had 20 eggs, 7 were clear. The humidity was at 30 to 40% until day 18 then raised to 65 to 70%. Temp was 99.5 and in a forced air incubator with a turner.

    The second batch had 23 eggs, 8 were clear. The rest was the same.


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