Originally Posted by FridayYet
I'm guessing the low temps for the first week caused too much of a delay, but there might have been humidity issues, too.
I agree with the above poster - before next hatch make sure you get the temperature stable. Make sure you are checking the temps with a calibrated thermometer.
Having the incubator in the most stable room in your house, away from windows or drafts can help. You might also try heat sinks - jars of water or flat stones to absorb and release heat when needed.
I definitely had humidity issues with first batch. Thanks so much for the feedback...
Maybe you can help with my next question... Second hatch bator was perfect temp but humidity was around 35-45 because that's what I was told (borrowed equipment) on day 18 I increased humidity to 75%... All was going great.. Checked it several times before bed... Woke up Saturday to 35% Humidity
..... Got it back up quickly but I'm so worried the drop killed them or suffocated them. Since then I've kept them at 99.5 and 70-80%... Today is day 20... No peeps, no pips
Was hoping second hatch would have better results... I am tempted to candle/float them. Or should I just wait and see?
I'm so anxious... I didn't think it would be this hard.... Waiting is the worst but I have read so much and thought I had a better handle on this hatch I thought for sure I would hear peeping by now