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What to expect, hatch rate...after 7 day candling?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poohb10454, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Poohb10454

    Poohb10454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saturday we candled our eggs and 36 of the 39 set appear to be fertile. What should I expect at hatching? How many usually hatch after checked fertile? Granted everything stays good with temp/humidity.
     
  2. lazy gardener

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    There is no standard answer to that. Each situation is different... some embryo's are stronger, some have a genetic defect that won't show until later. Hatch can be affected by malposition, chick too wet, too dry, too big, not absorbing yolk fast enough, temp spikes, drops... and then there's the GORK: (a highly complex medical term that translates: God only really knows)
     
  3. whitneymoon

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    Thanks for the info; I had the same question with 9 out of 9 eggs candled at day 7 looking perfect.
     
  4. lazy gardener

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    You both look like you're off to a good start! Exciting, isn't it!
     
  5. fireman0298

    fireman0298 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled 24 sunday at day 8 and 23 appeared to be good. This is my first hatch as well. Hope all goes well with them and everyone else's to! God luck to all.
     
  6. Poohb10454

    Poohb10454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! Very and also nerve wracking :)

    That sounds like a good start. When is your expected hatch date ? We are looking at the 22nd as being the 21st day
     
  7. whitneymoon

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    The 23rd is day 21 for us!
     
  8. whitneymoon

    whitneymoon Out Of The Brooder

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    And yes, it's nerve-wracking! I am always worried about the temp and humidity being right.
     

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