Wow! 100% hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Abundance Farm, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Abundance Farm

    Abundance Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, maybe I am finally getting it. Today I had a 100% hatch in my Brrinsea Octagon Eco! This is about my7th hatch and each time the best I have done is about 70%. Where the eggs came from didn't seem to matter. These were14 Ameraucana eggs that came from my own Am. chickens and Am. Roo and 4 of them came out of the refrigerator (!!!)Just had to tell someone who would understand how truly wonderful this is!!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations! I have yet to get an 100% hatch of eggs (100% of fertile--yes, 100% overall--no), but it sounds like you've done a good job. [​IMG]
     
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  3. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful abundance : ) Congratulations!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Congratulations! I had a 100% incubator hatch with duck eggs, also in a Brinsea. It's a great feeling.
     
  5. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a 100% hatch also... I tried out a new method using my still air incubator and it worked, going to start another hatch next week for a customer wanting chicks and will test it again to see if it works a second time around

    Congrats!!! Its a great feeling! [​IMG]
     
  6. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatching your own eggs is always going to give you a better hatch rate than shipping and 100% is fantastic! I have my nineth group of eggs in the incubator for this year and at day 5 - 12 of 14 candled with a live embryo. I've never had that good a percentage on shipped eggs. So I know how you feel- it's exciting!
     
  7. Abundance Farm

    Abundance Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I figured out how to put a sponge in my Brinsea just below the vent slot so I could put a syringe full of water into the slot to drip down onto the sponge and therefore keep the humidity up after lockdown. I think that was the difference. It means, though, that I don't have a full incubator. That's okay by me. 14 new chicks is enough for now.
     
  8. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a Brinsea, though I have drooled over the minis! I did have 3 100% small hatches in a row though... Two in my homemade incubator 6/6 Ancona ducks, 8/8 mixed Maran chicks and 7/7 Serama chicks under my broody ( can't really take credit for that one). All that success has me hooked.

    Of course my very first hatch was 0% of 4 Anconas, so I think the Universe is making up for it! I had another 4/ 4 Serama chicks hatch in the last couple of days and am hoping for 3 more this next week : ) I have another 17 developing Serama eggs in the bator due on the 4th. They were shipped a short distance and had excellent air cells so [​IMG] crossing fingers for those babies! I can hope for 100% [​IMG]
     

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