Incubators Anonymous - Page 31
I think your temps are too high also. Drop them down a tad.
The other thing is just let the chicks lay around for a day and do what they want. Dipping their beaks when they are less than a day old is a waste of time and counterproductive. They can go 3 days with no feed or water.
I never even try to water mine until after 24 hours.
Good luck on the hatch..
Edited by duluthralphie - 4/24/16 at 6:48am
I use calibrated or certified thermometers to check my thermometers. The battery operated ones with probes are notoriously inaccurate and they change as the battery fades.
The cheapest certified thermometers are the "girly" ones I get off Amazon. They are around 8 bucks. They are used to check a woman's ovulations. They even come with a fertility chart if you have a use for that.
They are accurate to + or - 0.01 degrees.
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I bet it feels good to have kicked the incubating addiction once and for all!