We had 7 quail peeps born the night before Thanksgiving and 7 more hatched Thanksgiving night. That's almost a 50% hatch rate if my math is right-out of 30 eggs. But as always it disappoints me to still see those other eggs sitting in there. We had problems this time keeping our humidity levels even. This was the first time we've incubated in Winter with our heat in the house on so with every check, we had to add more water all the way through lock down.I am thinking that might be why we only had 14 hatches. I'm am eternal optimist and will give them extra days full well knowing it's time to clean up the incubator and get on with it. So we've 2 brooders going, both with 14 peeps each in them now as we have 14 of the 17 we hatched for the Halloween Hatch-a-Long. We've got to build another pen, bc it will be time to get our Halloween peeps outside soon.That probably will be it for us now til Spring.
the coal stove makes some major changes here as well. I am learning to make changes here as well. We have to adapt every hatch in this house, I swear even summer is driving me insane!