WELL.... That hatch is over...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poulets De Cajun, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I set 9 eggs in the hatcher on Saturday, and all were due to hatch yesterday. I've just opened the eggs that hadnt hatched and I lost the majority.

    I've got two blues that hatched, but I lost 1 buff, 3 blues, 2 blacks, and a Splash.

    So two out of everything hatched. The ones I lost weren't alive at all and i candled before I opened them. Most looked like they had absorbed the yolk, a few of them hadn't yet, and one looked like it died around day 15 or so.

    I can only attribute it to my hastiness in putting them in the hatcher. The temp had spiked to 103 once or twice that I KNOW of, and thats before I got the thermostat leveled out properly. I had it tightened too much and the wingnut was holding it down and not letting it function properly.

    So on to the next batch, I guess. Lavenders and black/blues this weekend....
  2. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    I love your attitude... onward and upward!
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Sorry it didn't work out as hoped. My last hatch was too good either, but I am setting eggs again on Sat or Sun. Better luck on the next one for BOTH of us!
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] At least you got two and they can keep each other company!
    Sorry for the loss. I'm waiting too, although everything seems to be going well, I'm still living in fear for the egglings.

    Good luck on your next hatch. [​IMG]
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Its a loss of sorts, but it doesn't upset me. Its a fact of life and poultry raising. No big deal.
  6. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Sorry you lost your little silkies. I hope you have a better hatch this weekend.
  7. byrandom

    byrandom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2008
    Terrell, TX
    That's a bummer Chris! [​IMG]
  8. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2008
    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    [​IMG] Glag your willing to get back on the horse though.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  9. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Sorry! But can't wait to see the ones that made it and the new ones that hatch this weekend!
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Luck for the weekend! Spikes suck. It never goes perfect all the time. Go purple chicks for Easter (lavs lol)

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