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Hello,

I have recently upgraded to an OvaEasy 190 as I was previously struggling with my Brinsea Octagons and getting poor hatch rates. I have just had a hatch in my OvaEasy however still getting poor results. The ducks keep hatching but they're extremely sticky. This gunk gets stuck all over the other eggs and I end up loosing half of them in their shell! Is this because my humidity is too high? What should the humidity be? I keep mine around 45% because I am doing multistage hatching in one incubator which they told me was fine. But I shouldn't be getting all this sticky stuff with such a low humidity??

Thank you very much.
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Hello,

I have recently upgraded to an OvaEasy 190 as I was previously struggling with my Brinsea Octagons and getting poor hatch rates. I have just had a hatch in my OvaEasy however still getting poor results. The ducks keep hatching but they're extremely sticky. This gunk gets stuck all over the other eggs and I end up loosing half of them in their shell! Is this because my humidity is too high? What should the humidity be? I keep mine around 45% because I am doing multistage hatching in one incubator which they told me was fine. But I shouldn't be getting all this sticky stuff with such a low humidity??

Thank you very much.

I believe "sticky" chicks are a result of the humidity being too low, plus I've always heard that it should be higher for ducks than for chickens and I think many mist their duck eggs with water occasionally.

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1 wonderful husband, 1 terrific son, 2 dogs, 7 cats, 3 guineas, 5 chickens, 1 tough turkey....RIP Turtee (2005-8/28/2015), and 46 spoiled Peacocks.

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