So disappointed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chantelhatt, May 21, 2017.

  1. chantelhatt

    chantelhatt Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2014
    i set 77 eggs, 12 pheasant and 65 chicken, in two separate incubators. One incubator had an automatic turner which was great and carefree, one didn't have a turn which I was used to and turned them myself like I have in the past years. My incubator with the turner started melting and I had to shut it down because it was a fire hazard. Moved everybody into the other incubator without the turner. Borrowed another incubator, put my eggs back to where I hoped would be better. Set the egg turner back up and hoped for the best.....its day 21 now and I have only had two chicks hatch....I will definitely wait the extra couple's just so disappointing. I usually have a 70-80% hatch rate so I decided this year I would sell my chicks. Already have them spoken for and I am so embarrassed that only two have hatched ☹️
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    :hugs So sorry!
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    I am so sorry!
    I hope that some hatch for you. Do you have any pips?
    I wonder if the average temperature was a bit low in the new incubator.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Scary, was it really melting? :oops: Was it a DIU or brand name? If later I would certainly complain.
  5. JamiHartley

    JamiHartley Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2017
    So sorry this happened. Always disappointing when they don't hatch. You did the best you could!

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