The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    They're anxious to hatch! 5 are out now and 10 are pipped! WOO!
     
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  2. lacymorgan

    lacymorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] HOW EGGCITING
     
  3. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am waiting for all my hens to start laying... It is making me nervous.. I want Sebbie eggs to hatch for the HAL.. I feel like they are going to be soon...
     
  4. jaide

    jaide Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been stalking some boards around here and see people talking about 90-100% hatches. Is this really possible? Is it just luck or tricks that people pick up along the way?
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    A lot of times they are talking about fertile hatch rates--the eggs that go into lockdown and then those that hatch. It is rare to get 100% for a total hatch rate.

    75% is more of an average for not shipped eggs--closer to 50% is good for shipped eggs. If hatch rates are lower than this on average, then it is time to check the equipment for faults. The most common culprit is temperature not in the correct range.
     
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  6. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get 90-95% hatches with my own eggs. I can't say I have ever had 100% (can't think of any, at least...) I have even gotten 90% from shipped eggs. I think it has a lot to do with incubator cleanliness, temperature stability, and of course flock health/fertility. Once I got my ova easy 380 with the humidity pump, I just set eggs and forget about them... no skill involved. In the summer months here I do dry incubation... that is, no extra humidity added until they go into the hatcher. I hatch in a hovaBator 1588 Genesis to keep the cabinet clean, I wash and sanitize the cabinet once a month anyway and the hatcherBator every hatch.
     
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  7. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah this could be very true. If they are saying 100% hatch from only the eggs at lockdown, that's not uncommon for me. If they are saying 100% hatch meaning from every single egg that was set... I don't know I have had that happen.
     
  8. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    what was yours? 100% from % of fertile eggs, lockdown, or all eggs total?
     
  9. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    75 to Exit 25 then head west a few miles. I'll be the one standing on the corner with a sign "Need coop, will cook" LOL
     
  10. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

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