I feel that humidity is too high, especially since I incubated tons of legbar eggs over the past three years. my reasoning is all in the links..... I start off around 30-35 and see what it takes me to day 7 candle.... again read ..... I wish you the best! and you have calibrated thermo/hygros correct? I also run temps at 100.5 there is a temp section at the bottom link too
HUMIDITY Humidity is NOT a set number!
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Thanks! Now that you say that, I do remember you saying that about colored eggs (like I said - need to re-read! SO much to retain and understand!). I will weigh/look at the air cells, and reduce as indicated. I am a little worried that the humidity wasn't as high as I'd like when storing them before setting (about 50-55%), so wonder if they lost weight then. Does the fact that they are medium sized (larger surface area) mitigate that at all? Regardless, I will let the air cells guide me, and yes, READ READ READ.
I didn't calibrate. Now, before you all throw your shoes at me, all the documentation that came with this incubator said that it comes calibrated and multiple dire warnings not to try to recalibrate it yourself. So, given that I had all of about 12 hours between incubator arriving and needing to set the eggs, and had nothing to calibrate with anyhow, I decided to take the chance to go with these settings (realizing there is a slim but real risk of it being off). I figure I will take detailed notes (air cell and timing of hatch) and adjust from there with subsequent hatches (and future calibration) - at which time, perhaps you can say "I told you so" and throw your shoes at me then...
I'm off to read some more...
- Ant Farm