What am I doing Wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fgdiii, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. fgdiii

    fgdiii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been getting a reasonable hatch rate, but I am also having a number of eggs which are peeped but then the bird cannot get out and eventually dies. I pulled a peacock out last week. It seeemed to have a thin film all around except where it had pecked and could not penetrate it. Once i cut it, I was able to peel it without any damage to the chick. What am I doing wrong? Too hot? Too high a humidity or too low a humidity? Please give me your thoughts and experiences.
     
  2. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    It sounds as if maybe your humidity isn't high enough during lockdown.
     
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I'd have to agree, if the lining you peeled off was not soggy/gummy and if the liquid surrounding the chick was minimal (or if you didn't notice any), then it's almost certainly that your humidity is not high enough. If I recall about peacocks, you want 60% humidity through the incubation and higher than that during hatch time (I want to say 75% but don't quote me on that).
     
  4. fgdiii

    fgdiii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The peacock was completely wet. I dont think I have gotten it to 75 though. I will try that next time. Thanks
     

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