I am new at this bought a hova-bara with the self Turner tried one and only had one chick hatch out of 20 on the second try I adjusted my temp to 99.5° and humidity between 45 & 50 % infill they are at rest then up to 65% then only half of my eggs hatched. I don't know what to do. I love chickens and hate when they don't make it and the one's that did had a hard time getting out the shell we had to help a few of they would not of made it. It took them over a day to get out. What can I do please help.
Incubation Help(5 posts)
Welcome to the farmingfriends forum. Incubation can be hard, I have found incubating guinea fowl eggs very difficult. It sounds like the humidity was not as it should be.
Hope this link is useful.
Sara @ farmingfriends
Thank you but one problem I have is that the chicks almost make it to hatch them die. What could that be?
Should eggs be cleaned off? And if so with what
It sound like not enough humidity. Are you opening the vent plugs in top of the hova bator at hatch to allow more oxygen? I have the Hova bator also and am hatching ducks. My hardest part is the humidity as it always wants to stay around 65% or less and I need mine at 80% when they are pipping. I wet down a rag and put it in there on the side to raise mine. I'm no expert and just started so I would certainly defer to Sara or others if they say something different from me.Check out my blog at http://lamarsduckjournal.blogspot.com
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