The 5 of the 11 remaining bobwhite eggs I set hatched this morning! I had discarded one egg midway through incubation because it had lost more than 1/3 its weight. I will check back on the rest later this afternoon.
lets put some eggs in the bator - Page 5
After 1 week, My final tally was eight out of the dozen hatched, with one infertile. I proceeded to have one chick fall asleep in the shallow water and die on day 1 despite the rocks, so I am now down to a magnificent seven staying cozy under the ecoglow.
My batches to date using a Brinsea Mini Advance have been:
#1 - 58.3% (7 of 12) - 3 infertile, 2 bloodrings
#2 - 83.3% (10 of 12) - 1 infertile, 1 unhatched
#3 - 66.7% (8 of 12) - 1 infertile, 1 bloodring, 2 unhatched
Total 69.4% (25/36)
2 Casualties - the aforementioned chick and one bird keeled over after being put outside.
batch #4 is in the incubator... time to expand the coop!