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TOPIC: HATCHING

Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #141


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This is an interesting topic concerning early hatches. A chicken goes through a naturally set development period from the start of incubation until the day of hatching. I think something else is going on rather than vigor here. I don't know what it is but a chicken hatching on the 19th day is not normal. Some of you folks might be better at figuring it out than me.
Mine are set at 100 degrees and 50-55% humidity for 18 days and then go to the hatcher. The 19th day allows the bird to get in position for hatching. The 20th day is taken up in pipping the shell and the 21st day completes the hatch.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #144

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I think I better get a better thermometer ;)
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #182

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Ok, the BB Reds hatched late on the 21st day and very few of them at that, the few that did hatch seemed to have a problem straightening the back toe out and keeping toes spread. What would this indicate. I have a GQF Cabinet incubator with digital thermometer and wafer back up, for temperature reading I have 1 digital probe thermometer that reads 1/2 degree's and less and 1 digital Hydrometer / Thermometer that does not read 1/2 degrees. I think I know the problem just wanted to get you guys advise. Thanks
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #195


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Sounds like a too low temperature problem. Tryn turning uo 1 degree and see. Did you breakup the unhatched eggs to see what they looked like and what stage they went to before dying?
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #198

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Yes they were at several stages some even did not hatch after pipping. I have some large birds hatching right now and all are hatching on time with no problems and the white OEGB hatch fine before that. I starting to think it is that line of BB Reds, but only time will tell.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #200


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Did you hatch the BB's first? If you are not having problems now but did with the BB's, I would guess some temperature flunctuation during their incubation. I would guess that it happened at the time the birds were developing their feet and legs and thats why you see the deformed feet.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #202

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I hatched some Whited and BB Red set at the same time. The white did fine even hatched a little early. Prior to that I hatch 11 of 12 Buff Orphington no problem. This weekend I am hatching some yard Birds for my daughter and again no problem. Leaves me puzzled :blink:
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #213


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After talking to some people who run roll-x incubators, I decided one reason for poor hatches was that I was running the humidity too high. I lowered the humidity and hatched a dozen out of 77. Back to the drawing board. :(
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #221

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Just curious, what percentage humidity got that kinda hatch rate?
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 8 months ago #279


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I use Roll X's and I lowered my humidity to around 38% and my hatches improved from 55% to 85 % running 100.5 instead of 99.5 .
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