Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374
So, I've quoted you a couple different places, but I'm just going to throw all me 2 cents plus right here. 75% for hatching is not a killer. I start at 75% and it often shoots 85%+. I don't worry unless I see condednsation- which is virtually neer because I am a meddler so it doesn't stay excessively high for very long. My concern would be withe the fact that you stated your humdidty was 50% prior to hatching. For many of us using table top incubators that are NOT in high altitudes 50% is too high and is going to prevent the egg from loosing the moisture it needs to loose which prevents the air cells from growing and carries a higher probability of chicks drowning at hatch time in the excess fluid. Unless you were checking your air cells and are comfortable that 50% was allowing for enough moisture loss, I would start there. There's more here if you are interested: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com/blog/throw-away-those-incubator-manuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity
I use this method in my Little Giant 9200 and have awesome hatch rates on the average with it.
Yes, browinsh/yellow membrane is a sign of drying out. For future use if you lightly coat an exposed or drying membrane with bacitracin, neosporin (w/o pain relief) or vaseline it will help to keep it nice and moist without having to wet it eery couple hours.
Malpositioned pippers do take longer on the average because they are skipping the internal pip step. Some hatch perfectly fine w/o assisting, others will need assisting to hatch. I personally, even with normal pippers gie them 18-24 hours before interfering and usually that ends up being 24 hours + because they aren't ready when I start the assist.
Here's a hatching guide from the hands on perspective, gives you a different view than the normal hands off perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/
Again.....no one has a flipping clue who you are talking to or what you are talking about. Most of us got the clue and stopped responding to your ad naseum posts of looking for help and not listening to anyone. Please, for your sake, you'd be better to start your own thread and then anyone willing to handle the frustration of communicating with you can do so and you won't be frustrating the rest of us and making people that are normally pleasant and helpful become rude and run the risk off gettig mod slapped because frankly we can't take anymore.
Looks good to me, your updated pis does look like it was going the wrong way though so I would keep a close eye on it.
I couldn't agree with you more. I feel the same way about people who take "studies" over experience too. (And let's face it, these studies are done in sterile environments, with the top notch incubators, with a hands off philosophy, probably the best eggs, and not taking into consideration the hatchers environments or habits. So not realistic to impose on a back yard chicken keeper incubating in a $50 styrofoam incubator.) There is nothing like doing it to have a clue what you are talking about. I have even seen here on BYC someone going info that makes everyone go ???? and then saying, "Well, I have never incubated myself but...." NO!! NO buts.... stop.
Congrats on the hatcher. Sorry about all the trouble of the rest.
I haven't gotten a clue....lol It'd be a question to the geese raisers. I've never seriously looked into them. I saw them and loved them, but don't have the environment to keep ducks and geese, so I just drool at pics....lol