Sad and Confused and Angry at the World(mostly myself)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Toro, May 22, 2012.

  1. Toro

    Toro Songster

    May 18, 2012
    New Yawk
    Hi, my chicks didnt hatch. I just opened three to see what was inside today and in one there was an almost fully formed chick inside!!It was dead however[​IMG]The other two must have died around day 7 because there was an embryo inside. What did I do wrong???:(:(:([​IMG]
     
  2. BirdyMe

    BirdyMe Songster

    Don't beat yourself up too bad. ;) Things just go wrong sometimes. All you can do is brush yourself off, and try again. [​IMG]
     
  3. Toro

    Toro Songster

    May 18, 2012
    New Yawk
    Ok thanks but does anyone know what I did wrong? I just put two more in but I want to make sure I dont do the same thing twice...
     
  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Songster

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    that's really too bad. it would be so disappointing. i know nothing about hatching, so no help. just wanted to say sorry
     
  5. Toro

    Toro Songster

    May 18, 2012
    New Yawk
    oh thanks[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. cashdl

    cashdl Songster

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    How are you incubating. Temp, humidity, and so on.

    Lanae
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    in the information center there is tons of stuff about hatching eggs. But first we need to know some things. What kind of incubator did you use? How was the tempatures during incubation? How was the humidity? Did you turn them ? All that kind of stuff. Im sorry it went badly for you it happens and it makes each one of us very sad when it does.
     
  8. Toro

    Toro Songster

    May 18, 2012
    New Yawk
    Its a still air in a homemade styrofoam cooler. I try to keep the temp as close to 100 as i can but it droped pretty low(80) once or twice. I have no idea about the humidity... wow maby that was it...:(
     
  9. Toro

    Toro Songster

    May 18, 2012
    New Yawk
    Oh and i turned them by hand... does anyone know which way to turn them? as u can probably tell im pretty new at this
     
  10. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    To much humidiy can be a problem but alot of us suffer from to little humidity. What do you have to heat up your bator. Here Is a link that leads you to tons of links for all sorts of information on hatching eggs. If you can go out and get something to help tell you the humidity. I have a didgital temp and humidity guage that I got from the reptial section of a pet store as temp and humidity is also needed for them.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
     

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