- Apr 16, 2011
I have just hatched out 33 eggs out of 70. The ones that hatched are very healthy. The other ones that did not hatch I was anxious to disect and see what happened. I found only 2 eggs that peeps seemed to be on the way out but dead. However a few yolks in some but the others had what seemed to be a big air cell and a chick that only formed about half way. My setup was holding steady at 99.7-100.8 and humidity level for the first 18 days was 40-45%. 19-21 days I upped the humidity level to 65-70%. Eggs were on a turner also and the door was only opened once for candeling at day 8. I took eggs off turner and layed them flat while hatching. Can anyone assist me or give me some feedback on what might have happened to those halfway formed peeps? Maybe some tips on what I can do to better my hatch rate next time. Thank you very much.