When I first started hatching, I killed several not being patient. I've had them pip towards the middle or lower part of the egg, have another chick turn the egg to where the pip is on bottom and have had them drown that way.
Hatching, especially with incubators is a constant learning experience. Even then, you'll still have crappy hatches occasionally.
Anybody here ever hatch turkeys? If appreciate advice if you have. Gonna put some in the incubator tonight.
So true, unfortunately, its just a fact of hatching.
I hatched turkeys once, with ducks. I only had 4 eggs, one was clear, lost 2 during a 2-day power outage on day 14, sub-zero temps outside (generator hooked up on day 15). One hatched. They can stand a little higher humidity but basically the same as hatching chicks, except that extra killer week! Lol
I don't know anything about Sweetgrass. Mine were bourbon reds and blue slate. I ended up with a gorgeous self blue slate.