- May 15, 2015
Okay I tried twice at incubation, and have only hatched one chick. Fertility of the eggs has been good (all shipped eggs), and everything has been fine all the way up to hatching. The chicks develop like they should, and are still moving and kicking around when I place them in the incubator for lockdown. However, something happens in between then and they die in the shell? After an eggtopsy (or whatever you call it ) I see the chicks had failed to even internally pip. They were just dead. The temperature during incubation has been a constant 99.5 degrees (measured by three different thermometers, all calibrated). I use egg turners, that turn the eggs every two hours all the way to day 18. Ive used two different circulated air incubators, with proper ventilation. I have filled the water wells completely full both times, at the beginning of incubation, and added water every other day. My humidity was high throughout incubation and hatching. Could high humidity be my problem?