Originally Posted by jnmarz30
I've read so many different things about humidity!
If we hatch again, there are a lot of things we'll do differently.
I think not knowing for sure what day we were on was a big problem, too. We didn't get a chance to lock down the incubator.
Live and learn, but I sure hate to learn on dead chicks.
I think "we" need to choose our Authors when it comes to reading. I read something recently---all about How to hatch, etc, etc, Guess what-----the Author has never owned a rooster---never set a broody, She gathered info from the internet and put it all together----LOL THATS the type people that ruin Newbies to hatching---No Experience----Probably after a dollar/Money for her story.
If you could find a "hatcher" person that Has great hatches that would be willing to help you---one on one and you forget most of what you have read-----your hatch would probably be a lot higher.
For sure we need to do things different if our last hatch was a flop, but we need to know/find out from experienced hatchers what we should try different. There are Soooo many on here and other site's that will tell you how to hatch---all about it----and they have never had a good hatch----they are just repeating what they have read----which might not be right.
For sure knowing the day/date for the hatch is very important.
We make mistakes and we learn----I personally dropped a rack with over 40 eggs going into the hatcher for lock down----I lost over 20 eggs with bleeding(after busted) chicks in them---big mistake that could have been prevented. I never allowed that to happen again.
Edited by PD-Riverman - 5/30/16 at 6:52am