Hi all, I'm on day 15 of my first hatch. I have 18 eggs, 6 ar silkies and I have no idea about the others except they're big brown egg. I have an old Styrofoam incubator with a fan, keeps the temp perfectly at 99-100. The humidity fluctuates a lot, from 30-60%. My problem is , so far only 8 eggs look like they're alive and well when I candle. And none of the silkies...the silkies all look like they stopped growing around day 8-10. Every forum I've read says I likely didn't turn enough. I thought a hands off policy was best, so I turned them all in the morning and at night. Only twice a day. Grrrr. Now I'm so scared that my 8 eggs left will all die or pip and not hatch. Any advice to save them now that I'm already this far into it??? Is it possible that silkies are just smaller and slower??? My 3 year old is dying of excitement, I think a bunch of dead chicks will be pretty devastating.
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1/28/16 at 9:30pm