When You Work Out Your Hatch Rate....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepinglaura, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you count every egg you started with from day 1, or after you candle and chuck the infertile ones, or after you move them to hatcher on Day 18? I have extremely different percentages depending on how I look at it.
     
  2. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    infertile eggs dont count quitters..blood rings do
     
  3. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent, thank you.
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Jamie is right if your just keeping up with how good your incubator works. If your selling hatching eggs you need to count all the eggs.
     
  5. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotcha, thanks. That of course makes sense.

    I just did my first hatch, purely for our own amusement (although ostensibly to increase flock size). I was braced for 0% hatch but had some success. If I count all eggs, it was only 10/ 24. After I ditch the infertiles it's 10/12.
     

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