I just started a hatch of 16 eggs. This is a test hatch with my old 1602N Hova Bator, but working with lower humidity. Thought I would try, one more time, to see if I could make it work. I have 7 pure BBS, and 9 mixed or EEs. I have a recipient for all the babies. I have now sorted my hens and the roos for my ultimate breeding and they should be ready after this hatch comes off. I also bought two new hygrometer/thermometer(s) which are in sync, so I should have better readings.
Yes, I know there is a hatching thread and I have read all posts on two different ones. I just hope I have baby pictures to post March 3/4.
ps.....my husband has not spotted it yet!
My first test hatch from the splash pen was 75%, but I locked down from the black pen yesterday and it was horrible.
28 eggs set
1 blood ring
Only 7 made lockdown
I have another set 4 days behind this one, and it's 50% fertile, so the black rooster is gaining confidence with the ladies. I will be setting again next week, so he's had 3 weeks to improve his game. I think results will be better in the March hatch. He was low man on the totem pole before I split my straight run order to breeder flocks, so it's taken him a while to take a lead role. My splash rooster's eggs are already at 80%, so I think they are going to give me a good spring.