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Old 12-26-2016, 01:21 PM
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So we hatched our first chickens at our new homestead! Christmas eve and Christmas day we hatched these 5 beauties. Sadly there are still 8 more eggs that look like they won't hatch...this is down from the original 26 which 13 didn't mature, we really thought we would hatch the remaining 13 but it is now 23 days and 8 eggs do not look like they will hatch...how long before we actually throw in the towel?



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Perhaps 3 will lay eggs this summer and 2 roosters one to keep if the eggs came from a multitude of mothers and one to eat for sampling purposes.

If no more by the morning, I would give up tomorrow afternoon. Any sign of pipping in the other shells? Or sounds? If the air was dry, we have had to help break a few shells to help out. Moisten a bit, or the shell sticks to the delicate skin.

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congrats on the new hatched chicks. i had one out of a clutch hatch in Nov. from a hen that went broody during the molt. lost the nest when wind and rain tore the roof off the brood pen and flooded her out. like stated above if none have hatched today the rest are probably bad.
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Perhaps 3 will lay eggs this summer and 2 roosters one to keep if the eggs came from a multitude of mothers and one to eat for sampling purposes.

If no more by the morning, I would give up tomorrow afternoon. Any sign of pipping in the other shells? Or sounds? If the air was dry, we have had to help break a few shells to help out. Moisten a bit, or the shell sticks to the delicate skin.

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I have a Brinsea incubator with automatic humidity control, it was 67% for the last 3 days prior to the hatch, before that it was 45% for the entire incubation period. I have thrown in the towel and am going to disinfect the incubator tomorrow and have already ordered 18 more eggs from a different supplier, hopefully these next ones will perform a bit better.
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Do you have the rocking cradle for your Brinsea or DW must suffer the manual method?

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Keep us posted if the new source of eggs is any better than the other source or if you change up any of your hatching conditions.
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Did your new eggs arrive before this 'cold wave'?
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