what went wrong

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by opdycke76, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. opdycke76

    opdycke76 Hatching

    Jan 25, 2015
    I did 36 eggs in an incubator 12 hatched fine 3 had a hole opened in the shell and died and I cracked open an egg that didn't hatch and it had a still born chick what did I do wrong
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you only had 12 hatch out of your 36 eggs :hugs There can be so many reasons as to why only 12 hatched and that some made it to full term but didn't hatch. For example temperature, humidity, turning of the eggs, egg quality, storage of the eggs prior to setting them in the incubator, even the parent birds health and feeding can play a factor in hatch rates. Here is an excellent article all about incubation/hatch failures https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-failure-to-hatch-diagnosing-incubation-problems

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your future incubating. Hope you enjoy BYC :frow
  3. AmericanKraut

    AmericanKraut Songster

    Jun 2, 2014
    [​IMG] Welcome

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your eggs. I hope the information from Yorkshire coop helps and that your surviving chicks enjoy a thriving start. [​IMG]

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