Incubating hatching issues - Page 2
If the humidity is too high your air cell will be too small and if your humidity is too low it will be too big on the given days of candling.
Did you have a read of this = http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
Please follow Yorkshire Coop's advice. Are you sure you are getting fertile eggs to hatch, that are fresh enough? Sending good hatching vibes your way . The little survivor chick is adorable.
PS It also helps if the room the incubator is in - has steady temperature - if it varies a lot, it can affect the incubator.
- Home in WY
You've received some great advice from the previous greeters, don't forget to read the article Yorkshire coop gave you a link to.
Good luck with future hatches!
On day 18 stop turning and take the eggs out of the turner. Remove the turner from the incubator and place the eggs on their sides in the incubator. Add water and get the humidity up to at least 65%.
Good luck with your next batch
- Love is Silkie soft!
Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Better luck with your next hatch.