Rooster genetic????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jay1995, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far all of my eggs have made it to day 10 and quit. Iam using a LG modified with a fan. It has kept at 40-50% humidity and temp has stayed between 99-100F. Turned three times a day or more. The roo is a buff orp and the hen is an ameraucana. I just dont get it. Ihave left all in until day 25 and they all have the same reluts. Is it my rooster or my hen or is it me????
     
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I would double check your thermometer.
     
  3. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three, all different brands and they read the same.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are developing past the first week I would guess they are viable eggs but something is going wrong. Are you sure the temp is staying stable all night and even while your not home to check it? A spike in the afternoon or a drop around 3 am could be killing them off. If you have a digital thermometer with a min/max feature clear it when you turn them and then check it again. The min is hard though because it will likely drop while your turning and not be accurate but it can show you a max temp problem. I also use it to check what levels the humidity has hit. Have you tested your humidity gauge?
     

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