I haven't been posting much... Not much going on. I am still hatching - but the fertility and hatch rates are still bad. Less than 50% fertile and 30-80% hatch rates. The Sportsman is still shrink wrapping my chicks. I am baffled that I haven't heard more issues about this - I am sure I am not the only one. Yes, I have my humidity up. Usually around 65% but I have had it up to 75%. I took out more plugs for more/better air transfer, too. I am not ready for so many chicks - it's to cold - so about 25% of the ones that do hatch die anyways. They keep squishing each other. -le sigh- I need to put a 3rd light in the brooder so they can spread out more.
On the topic of hatching...
I have Wheaten Marans eggs on the way. These birds are from Cottage Hill lineage and lay some super dark eggs! I am eggcited!
I also contacted a lady about Sweetgrass Turkey eggs. She's asking an insanely low price per dozen and I told her I would like 2 dozen when they start laying.
Otherwise, not much going on. Just hanging in there and reading as much as I can on the forum - and that isn't much. Seems to be 80+ new posts when I check. Hope all are doing well through all this snow! I hear the 40's are coming next week!