Originally Posted by Roo92
Temp 101.5 humidity stays around 40% I usually take them from coop to incubator, one chick started pipping then died. Fully developed. I have a little giant incubator with egg turner no fan when I open them on day 25-30 fluid is clear and belly sometimes looks like yolk. I don't know what lockdown is and my flock is young. Hope this is what you need.
Temp sounds good, but are you sure that temp is right? Did you calibrate your thermometer to check? 40% humidity is okay too (for the first 18 days, anyway). Again, did you calibrate your hygrometer to make sure its accurate?
Lockdown is when you stop turning the eggs on day 18, crank up the humidity (I aim for 60-70%) and leave the eggs alone until the hatch. Are you locking down at all? Your chicks are quitting just before theyre ready to hatch for some reason. One more question, I promise. Your one chick that managed to pip, what day did it pip on?