Will that mess with the hatch rate?

I have a very big problem. I really don’t know how to fix it. My temperature and humidity keeps fluctuating and it keeps going from 89 to 100.5 even to 101.4 and humidity is between 30 and 65. But usually when it hits Temp Okay it’s usually 99.6 or 100.5. I have 10 eggs in there.

Will that mess with the hatch rate
Will that mess with the hatch rate

Also #8 cracked when we went to candle it (shell is super thin) patched it with super glue I had no tape nor candle wax. When will I be able to see some growth?

(Day one was the day they were collected.)

But they were put into a fridge for 6-8 hrs.

Will that mess with the hatch rate?

My neighbors don’t like eating the fertile eggs so they gave me 10.

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Kelsi Marie
Kelsi Marie

Temp should sit at 99.5 ish and ok to flux a few degrees between

Kelsi Marie
Kelsi Marie

what day are you at?

Kelsi Marie
Kelsi Marie

I keep mine at 45% till lock down then at 65% but with those incubators you’ll want another temp and humidity gage inside the incubator to correctly tell you both

Colleen G Casey
Colleen G Casey

Did you run your incubator for at least 12 hours 2 regulated before incubating these eggs? You should do so in the future but since you may not have all you can do is try to get that regulation between your temperature and humidity to where it needs to be. I found with the Chinese made incubators the fluctuation is horrible! One way I was able to fix this problem almost was first only add a little water at a time until the humidity got to the point that it needed to be. As for the temperature I covered my incubator with a flannel pillowcase to hold the heat in. I had big fluctuations also. When you go to add water when the humidity is low only add about a tablespoon at a time otherwise your humidity will jump way up. Also you said the eggs were in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours before incubation. Did you allow those eggs to sit and come back to room temperature before incubation? If not, you may have very low hatch rate and also it ends up adding humidity to your incubator. You definitely want to keep it below 60% so the best bet is to release the lid let the humidity drop put the lid back on. Do this until the humidity gets down to at least 50%. On most incubators you can calibrate the temperature. Never go by what it says on the outside. Especially if it’s a not US made incubator. If it doesn’t have a calibration setting then you will have to play with the temperature control either upping it point 12.2 degrees or luring at point 1 to 2 degrees wait for an hour and check it again. Without are you still do have a chance that these chicks will hatch out. But getting it under control is very important otherwise you can come out with chicks deformed or that end up dying during the incubation period.

As far as candling, you can see growth at around seven days earlier if you have a good candle ER and they’re not dark eggs. You usually want a candle on day 7, day 14 and day 18. On day 18, that is when you want to stop turning your eggs. At this point the chicks we are moving into position to hatch. It takes 21 days approximately for a chick to hatch. If temperature is too low during incubation time it could take longer if it’s too high it could be quicker. Hope that information helps you a little bit. You can also join a group called raisingchickens.org they are a wealth of knowledge! There’s several documents that you can read that will help you and also a forum that people that have been raising chickens for quite a while will jump in and help you almost immediately.