I am the conservative half of a hatching thread in the incubating section. I don't open the incubator, don't assist, and normally leave them until the hatch is complete.
I locked down the second incubator last night. A little better results this time, but still not good
10/11 from the splash pen
4/16 from the black
The 25% fertility from the black pen leads me to believe that one hen was making it easy on him. In the last few weeks I have seen him mating the alpha hen too, so hopefully this next set will be better. I'm going to set a dozen from each pen, and if I get a good hatch I will keep 15 or so of these to grow out for myself
It is seriously all I can do to not open the hatcher...I'm hearing little sounds in there. I shine the flashlight in to see if I can see...and all I get is a reflection of me holding a flashlight.
Love my hatcher, but might have to do something to make the walls see-through!