what went wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wcah, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. wcah

    wcah Out Of The Brooder

    60
    1
    41
    Feb 5, 2012
    Shropshire, England. UK
    I put 18 silverlace wing eggs, 6 light sussex, and 6 duck eggs in my incubator. The chickens were due to hatch 3rd aug by the 8th only 6 hatched so i opened the rest to see and they were all fully formed but dead and they still had the yoke sak out side of there body. What did i do wrong? I kept the 2 water troughs toped up with tepid water, on open it once a day. Only 1 out of the 6 ducks hatched an again the same thing all fully formed but dead? So disapointing. I was going to get some Ixworths next but after this desaster im very reluctant. Please advise. Many thanks
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,216
    56
    238
    May 10, 2010
    Utah
    I wonder if you had some sort of temperature incident with your incubator. It sounds like your eggs all died at the same point, which points to something going wrong in your incubator. I'm so sorry for your poor hatch.

    Also, if the eggs were shipped, that can impact your hatch rates as well.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by