Sucessful Incubation, Genetic Hackle Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hackle nut, May 1, 2016.

  1. Hackle nut

    Hackle nut New Egg

    Mar 16, 2014
    So it is 5/1/2016, Just my two cents folk's on incubating egg's, I am incubating Genetic Hackle egg's, into my 7th generation and have learned much through trial and error, because these egg's hatch at different time rates you never want to try and help a chick out, I find it very important to not over due you calcium to the hen's, to much makes it to hard for chicks to hatch due to extra thick shell, I keep my humidity very hi at about 70% all the time and have had 100 % hatch on all fertile eggs, I do not take the eggs from the turner before hatch day, I find this only disturbs the hatch over all, Do you think a hen stops turning her eggs before hatch day ? NO. Once I get the first peep, then I start watching them every few hours and pull the egg shells and chicks from the incubator, this will happen in most cases over a three day period, LEAVE THOSE EGGS IN THE TURNER, Best luck to all, Kind Regards Gordon
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Gordon, can you post pictures of your birds?

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