I have had a lot of deaths occurring during or before hatch, lately. Not only with chickens and ducks, but with parrots as well. What just happened to me was a baby was pipping, had even externally pipped the shell, and was doing well. Then I moved it to the hatcher, which was very moist, and it moved its head from the normal hatching position and inhaled its own yolk. When doing an eggtopsy, yolk was in its nostrils and down its throat. It was hatching so well, until I did what everyone says to do and moved it to a humid environment. It had lost enough weight during incubation and everything was FINE until that happened. What happened? What went wrong? What has been going wrong? I think it is high humidity, even at hatching, that causes these deaths. And I am just hating it. I was pushed to keep humidity high because babies could get stuck or dehydrated, but when I kept humidity low, I never, ever lost babies like this. I used to get 100% hatches until I started to care about humidity. Can anyone advise me about what to do? PS: I also have another egg due to hatch in just a few days - what can I do to make its death less likely to occur? Anything at all? Just keep the humidity lower?