question on a bad hatch
First thing I would check is the thermometer. The incubator may not have been running at the proper temperature.
To me it sounds as if the eggs were incubated at too low a temperature. Calibrating/checking the thermometer especially in a new incubator is essential - they all too frequently indicate incorrect temperatures.
1. Dont even try to use the temp or humidity readings on the units..mine both read way higher than they really are..I bought numerous thermos..all read differently..finally got an accurite. The kind that has a wired probe..used ice method to calibrate it. It reads one degree higher than its supposed to but works. I've talked to a couple of ppl and they said the probed ones from incubator supply r good.
2. I never tried the air cell measuring in past but learned that, at least in these u have to..I had so much success n past w redwood kind and never had to do any of this..
3. Both brands will b running fine and all of a sudden, it will go way high or low temps..little giant especially.it drops to 91, then sometimes went to 109..I'm getting ready to call both companies, tho it probably won't do any good. I think it's totally rediculous that u buy a brand new digital display unit that u can't count on..let alone the mood swings of the unit..freezing my eggs, then frying them up...
The hatch I have going on today looks a tad better so far..can't believe they even have 1 hatching..
I'm gonna figure this out if it kills me..lol