- Sep 20, 2015
I am so sad.. we set 96 coturnix eggs, on Dec 28. Did lock down on Jan 11, should have hatched on Jan 14.. We have had temp fluctuations.. and corrected.. but at times got down to 34c and up to 39c, was at 39 for a couple of hours, a couple of times. did the dry incubation, but it still stayed around 30 - 40%. Last time we set eggs, we had the same problems, with the incubator temp.. but mostly it went low then, .. never high. out of 34 eggs 24 hatched..but, by accident, the humidity was anywhere from 40-80% (I didn't know how to regulate it). We have had 0 eggs hatch this time, none even to pip. Could it be the highs that got them? humidity? or is there still a chance some might hatch? Yes there are boys with the girls..this is only our second attempt at hatching.. just very sad to have 0%.. Yes, we have thermometers,and yes, tried to keep them the same temp as last time.. 37.6c. Should we trash these eggs? or keep for another day?