What do you think went wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stone_family3, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    I only had five eggs hatch out of 52. All the eggs I did egg topsies on were formed and looks like they quit around day 18-19. Temp stayed consistant, humidity stayed 50+ the whole time *edited: during the last three days of lock down, only 20-30% humidity during the first 18 without any water added*. The last two eggs were shrink wrapped one ended up passing away (hoped out of a basket, through a piece of chicken wire to the light bulb where I think it got over heated and died).

    I am considering making a 2nd incubator and then turning my incubator into a hatcher. So that way I can raise the light (which I want to change to an heat emitter for reptiles) to the highest shelf and hang it above. Also maybe making the batches smaller to maybe a dozen at a time.

    This is my 3rd hatch and my results are as follows:
    first hatch zero
    2nd hatch 2
    3rd hatch 5.

    Edited humidity info due to mis-typed error.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    When you opened up the eggs where they shrink wrapped or really wet?
  3. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2011
    Lodi, New York
    I usually do dry incubation...it does involve increasing the humidity at the end of the hatch, but I usually get about a 75% hatch rate with it. I found a post with info...I just searched Dry Incubation Method.


    Here is an article in the Learning Center about it...


    Good luck!!! Don't give up, you just have to find what will work great for you!
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    All were shrink wrapped.

    humidity was only 20-30% for the first 18 days with no water added and 50%+ during the last three days (it's day 5 and still up at 51%). Sorry I mis-typed that and didn't catch it till you pointed it out.


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