I am new to this whole hatching thing. i did my first hatch and I got 14 chicks out of 20....sounds good right??? Well, now I have a batch of turkey eggs and I dont think any are going to hatch :( I think I just had beginners luck.
Now I am wondering about sealing the incubators because they hold nastiness and reduce the amount of babies to be hatched???
I read to seal it with latex paint.
Would the smell cause issues with the eggs?
Is it bad for the eggs?
Is this just a myth to seal it? It kind of makes sense to me because styrofoam is porous.
What do people do to keep their hatch rate up?
My incubator started to get moldy once the eggs started to hatch. How do I prevent this. My incubator also smells TERRIBLE!
Next, I am interested in doing a dedicated hatcher just to keep things cleaner....BUT, how do you clean it after each hatch?
What is the best way to use a hatcher?
Any other tips would be great as well. Thank you all chicken lovers!