What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BunsNChicks, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. BunsNChicks

    BunsNChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the "dry hatch method" I did not add a drop of water to my bator until day 18. The humidity in the bator from day 1-18 was around 30-40% on day 18 it was up to 60-65%. I had a full bator...36 eggs I think and 3 chicks hatched and everyone else died in their shells.... so any ideas on what I did wrong? How do I know if they were shrink wrapped? I don't think I am going to try this dry hatch method again...maybe dry until day 10 and then up the humidity a bit then. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    I have a very high hatch rate with the dry method, in my sports man


    what king of incubator do you have?
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How good is your ventilation?
     
  4. BunsNChicks

    BunsNChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's one of the LG styrofoam ...I don't understand it...last year I had one hatching where all the eggs hatched just fine.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you checked your thermometer and hygrometer against calibrated ones? Where did your eggs come from?
     
  6. BunsNChicks

    BunsNChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs came from my own flock. I use a digital thermometer inside a water snake...I haven't calibrated...good idea!
     

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