Success rates and questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mhaddon, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. mhaddon

    mhaddon Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm looking right now at 89% hatch rate out of my stock. I only pulled one egg that was unfertalized and so far three haven't pipped and the rest are up and going and I have three unzipping. I'm guessing this is an easy way to tell that my incubation went well and that I have hardy stock correct?

    Now on the other hand I purchased 8 showgirl eggs and pulled 2 that were unfertalized. Day 22 and not a single pip on the remaining 6 eggs :( I'm wondering if they are a pickier breed with less success rates? I'm assuming conditions were great because the others have hatched and look great, not a problem yet *knock on wood*. I'm wondering if I can get some tips for in the future and how long I should hold out on these eggs. I candled at day 18 and saw movement in all the remaining eggs and was sure they were doing well.
     

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