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Incubation Help

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  1. Nuttynana
    Member

    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.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. Hi Nuttynana,
    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.
    http://farmingfriends.com/reasons-why-fully-formed-chicks-may-not-hatch-out/
    Hope this link is useful.
    kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. Nuttynana
    Member

    Thank you but one problem I have is that the chicks almost make it to hatch them die. What could that be?

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. Nuttynana
    Member

    Should eggs be cleaned off? And if so with what

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. 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.

    Posted 5 years ago #

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