what am i doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by harris farm, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. harris farm

    harris farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    humidity is on 35 to 45% up till lock down and temp is from 98 to 101. after lock down, humidity is 65% temp is staying close to 99.5. i candle before putting in hatcher for lock down and everything looks good. i see movement, air sack looks good but they either die or hatch late. i had 2 chicks hatch on day 24. what is the problem. i calibrated the thermometers again both dead on. HELP. I have 24 turkey eggs in now. 6 are in hatcher 1 was suppose to hatch on sunday and nothing. i cant loose all my turkeys. Help please.
     
  2. fifelakelooper

    fifelakelooper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I can think of is a bacteria that hits them from the incubator. Are you using the white foam type of incubator?? I heard they are difficult to sanitize and hatch rates go down with each use.
    Go to this web site for analysis of hatch problems: edis.ifas.ufl.edu
    Hope it gets better...good luck.
     
  3. harris farm

    harris farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how would someone know if its bacteria?
     
  4. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    You might want to invest in a bottle of oxine for disinfecting the incubator between hatches. Works very well, though a little costly - but it goes a long way.
     
  5. jennifersmith326

    jennifersmith326 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use plain old rubbing alcohol. I was mine with antibacterial soap and then I wipe it down with rubbing alcohol.
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Your problems may be coming from the temp fluctuation. My stays at 99* and usually I have a 50 to 60%. Todays hatch should be 90% with the D'Uccles 7 out of 8. My Marans eggs just started pipping on cue just as I thought they would its day 20. Good Luck it takes time to figure out.
     
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