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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Oblio13, May 9, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Well, I didn't have my usual good luck, but it could have been worse:

    15 Black Copper and Wheaten Marans went into the incubator.

    4 were tossed out after the first candling.

    4 pipped but then died in their shells.

    1 chick mysteriously died at the tender age of three days.

    I'm left with 1 Black Copper and 5 Wheatens. The latter are particularly cute.

    I don't know why we had so many pips that didn't make it. The humidity in the incubator was around 60%.
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Shipped eggs are a risk thats for sure...from eggs that were shipped I have had success of 19 out of 23 to a big fat 0 on others...Try uppering your humidity on the last 3 days...

    From day 1 to 18 I get good clean hatches with 40 to 50% range in humidity and last 3 days 60 to 70% range for my part of the country...

    Glad you got some to hatch out...

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