I'm not currently hatching anything, but this looks like an amazing thread to hang around on and learn something new
I have only incubated twice, the first time was during the Christmas hatch-a-long last year 42 eggs went in, all of them went into lockdown, 39 chicks came out, and 36 lived... Until the dog got a hold of them Then this last hatch was at the end of May this year it was 16 eggs, 8 clears, 8 seemed to be developing, then only four hatched; sadly one came out blind and sadly died after being added to the rest of the flock.
Just my advice for anyone using a farms innovator still air incubator for dry hatching, when you don't have it completely full to it's maximum capacity; please have something (jar of water, rocks, etc) to keep the temperature stable. My first hatch was literally perfect for me, the temperature was stable due to the mass amount of eggs/liquid keeping it where it should be. The second hatch was a nightmare the temperature kept going out of control because nothing was keeping it stable, I am so surprised that I managed to hatch anything at all to be honest.
Welcome!!!!!! I am new to hatching and am also using the farms Innovator as well. My first hatch ended badly with no chicks making it out of the shell out of the 11 that were set. i have 30 on their way to set before Thanksgiving. I have the incubator up and running again and have been checking and loging temp/humidity and moving locations 3 times a day to try to know my incubator better. I'd love any advice on keeping it right on point!
What are you planning on hatching next?