I will try to be as thorough as I can. I have been hatching eggs now for years with an excellent hatch rate, 85-90%. I have always used the Little Giant incubators without fans and never used a hygrometer. This year I bought a Farm Innovator incubator and also have 2 Little Giant incubators set up and running. I bought the model 7200 fan kits for the Little Giant incubators since I had heard it improves hatch rates. I also have the GQF thermometers/hygrometers I am using for the first time. All 3 incubators have a turner in them. I called Farm Innovators because the incubator had condensation in the windows. They told me the temp. should read 93 degrees and to only put about 1/4 cup of water in the wells for humidity to be around 50%. I put my GQF thermometer in the Farm Innovators incubator and it is true to temp. The incubator will read 93 degrees but it is actually 100 degrees. The humidity with the Farm Innovator hygrometer is always high....between 70 and 80%. The GQF hygrometer reading in the Little Giant incubators is 38 if temp is 100 degrees. Now...the problem. I am having chicks dying because they can't break out of their shells. The shell is drying before they get out, or they will peck a single hole and not go any further. I have lost 4 today and helped 2 others out of the shell. The inside of their shells were so dried out that even though they had pipped all the way around the shell they couldn't break through the white inner layer. I have another 5 eggs like this right now. Their hatch date was Thursday, Feb. 20th and they are still trying to hatch out. I have no experience with the fans, hygrometers and what I need to do differently for the next hatch, which is next week. I had one chick having a hard time standing right after it hatched, it would flop over backwards and couldn't get up. I did give that chick some electrolyte water and it seems to be doing better now. I have another 123 eggs to set next week and I don't know what I am doing wrong. There has to be a reason why these chicks can't get out of their shells. Is the white inner shell drying out so fast because of the fan? Humidity is high enough now that the Farm Innovator incubator again has condensation in the windows and humidity is reading 79%. What should I do different? I don't enjoy watching these chicks struggling for hours and hours to get out of their shells and then never make it. Any help would be greatly appreciated...I am stumped on what to do.