Well Guys, I'm on day 22 with no pips once again I'm not sure whats going on? ...but sometime between lockdown and day 21 I'm killing the chicks! I can't figure it out? This time I took 1 of the top plugs out kept my humidity at 65% it never dropped below 60% and never got over 68%. I kept the temp at 100 degrees it never dropped below 99 and never got above 100 degrees and yes I had more than 1 Thermometer in there just incase??? I don't understand what is happening? I know I don't have a FAN...but I know several people who has had more than 85-90% hatch rates out of the same Incubators with no FAN! (I'm Using 2 HovaBator 1602N) Can anyone help me please? I know you guys are having great hatch rates I see all the chicks but I can't keep killing my Baby's it's start to get really fustrating!
chickenhawk I don't know what to say. I started out with 24 and only 8 hatched and I know some of mine died after lockdown too. I just can't believe it's anything you are doing wrong. All your numbers are too perfect. I did have my incubator in an insulated heated room in my garage and kept the room temp at 65 ish. But on the last few days of our hatch the outside temps dropped and so did my room temp which caused the temp in my bator to drop to 97. I have heard others say that there may be something wrong with the eggs before we ever started incubating. I would tend to think that has more to do with the deaths than anything we were doing. It's very frustrating. I hope you figure it out. Only thing I know to try is either install a fan on one of your bators or borrow one from someone to try again and see it that helps. So sorry,