Turkey hatching

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by hunter1hall, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had 5 chicks reach 28 days and either die before pipping or after. I am getting really frustrated. I dont know what I am doing wrong. The only successful one to hatch was one I got shipped and I got tired of watching them die so I carefully opened the end of the shell and carefully zipped the egg for the little gal. Anyone have any ideas??
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    What is your humidity? When they die right at the end fully formed the eggs aren't drawing down enough during incubation. They drown in the shell.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The humidity is usually running between 50 and 60%. I opened the eggs and some hadnt even broke through the membrane.
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    the rh% was 50 -60 all the way thru?
     
  5. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just the last three days
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    What was it set for the incubation?


    Steve
     
  7. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    between 30 to 40 %
     

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