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Many peafowl people think that splay legs and/or curled toes can be attributed to them being in the shell too long and/or too high humidity. Of course shipped eggs have their own set of problems, too.

Not suggesting that you make any changes, just sharing what I have read. big_smile.png

-Kathy 

Would that be high humidity during the first 18, or at lockdown?

 

I usually run a dry hatch.  My humidity during my first 7 or so hatches was around 37, but lately it's been in the low 20s.  I have been adding a small damp sponge to bump it up to the 30's.

 

Lockdown, I run 65-75.  But at night, I bump it higher, since it's drops to the 50's if I don't.  So, for part of the night it's up it he high 80's.  Is it better to let it drop for a few hours, or bump it too high for a few?

 

 

It's funny, the problem chickens have mostly been first born.  The one I had to cull was the one I had to assist out of the shell.  Because of that I will  probably never assist again,  If they are not strong enough to hatch, they probably won't be strong enough to survive.  If they do hatch and have trouble, and I can help, I will.  

Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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