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Is the circulated air a problem in a hatcher?

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 I have 4 Genesis 1588 incubators...for the past several years I have had very bad luck during the lockdown with chicks  dying in the shell the last 3 days.

 

Just recently I was told by someone that he puts his eggs in covered containers with air holes drilled in the sides (he has circulated air but not a Genesis 1588) he has found that he has better hatches when he keeps the circulated air from hitting his eggs.

 

Well guess what? I have gone from 40 to 50% hatches to 90% because I am doing the same thing.

 

I am now planning to buy the 1602N  to use for hatching.

I emailed the company  that makes these and was told I shouldnt have a problem and perhaps I need to adjust my humidity lower.  

 

I still do not think that is the problem.My humidity is 60 to 70%. I have always felt that anything lower is not a good thing for my hatches.

Want to buy from show chicken experts in Northern Illinois, southern Wisc., Eastern Iowa: Cochin Bantams and Copper Marans. Wanting to ad Isbars to my flock 
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Want to buy from show chicken experts in Northern Illinois, southern Wisc., Eastern Iowa: Cochin Bantams and Copper Marans. Wanting to ad Isbars to my flock 
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What is the humidity during incubation? Do you candle and keep track of aircell growth? And humidity during hatching should be at least 65. 60 is too low.

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