Hi Vicky!! Welcome to BYC!! for us to help you we also need some questions answered lol, and you think you gave us some? bawhahhahhahaa welcome to the addiction! @Abzonthefarm
Questions for you!
What day is lockdown and when is est hatch day?
Not quite sure I understand are you in lockdown now?
What bator are you using?
Fan or no Fan?
You should run 30 if your air cells need to loose. yes get rid of that humidity
You are adding water to the troughs or you have little containers above to get humidity in there?
Perhaps empty all water and switch to something above with the eggs or off to the side?
You understand humidity is NOT a set number, most of us begin incubation 25-35% the first week and then adjust as needed per air cell growth/weight loss.
You are running at what temps?
You have more than one thermo hygro and they had been calibrated?
You have rotated your eggs around the bator at candles?
Have you misted or washed the eggs?
where they shipped or your own eggs/local eggs?
How old were the eggs at set?
How old is your flock?
Turner or no turner?
Incubated upright or horizontal?
Can you get pics uploaded of your marked air cells by chance?
Sally thank you SO much for getting back so quickly, I'm really grateful.
Addictive?? Hehe, tell me about it! I've turned into a crazy scientist these past few weeks!!! Ok questions as follows
The remaining eggs are all Khaki Campbell ducks, set at different stages (6th feb, 7th feb, 8th feb, 10th feb, 13th feb, 14th feb, 16th feb, 18th feb etc (right up until the 25th feb
Lockdown is this wednesday for the 1st eggs (I have bough a brinsea mini eco just for lockdown eggs so I can have the humidity up really high without affecting the younger eggs.)
Main incubator for growing eggs is a fan assisted : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321964077530?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=510901739349&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Temp has been pretty consistent at 37.0 - 37.5 but I try to mimic the mother leaving the nest by letting them cool ever so slightly for 5-10 mins or so now and then
I did not calibrate the built in hygro i'm afraid (newbie error) I just bought two probe hydro/thermo's on eBay so will be doing so when they arrive
The eggs have all been shuffled around the bator yes
I did wash the eggs (before I found out that you're not supposed to!) But khaki campbells are very dirty birds and our land here is wet and muddy
All my own, all showing as fertile. Got great movement and growth in almost every single one.
All eggs were set at no more than 24 hours old
My flock are 1st/2nd year
I have a turner that tilts them from side to side but I have also been obsessively turning them all also
I hope this helps, the humidity was finally stabilised at 30% this morning when i checked so i added just a few drops (before I read your message) but I'll let it dry out a bit until lockdown
Thank you so much for taking the time
Best wishes from Rhydcymerau Wales U.K!!!