In the Brooder
- Mar 14, 2018
I need some advice on my first incubator experience! Today is day 20. I set 36. I am using a borrowed little giant forced air bator with turners. They were hatching like crazy early this morning and I have 9. One pipped several hours ago but hasn't moved since, and the rest have no action. I just realized that as the chicks that were in there were climbing all over the thermometer/hydrometer wires and sleeping on them it was effecting the reading. When I realized this I stuck my hand in there to get it out from under a chick and it read 106. So basically now I have no idea if my readings have been high or low for the last day. It's been good and consistent the whole time- until they hatched and started messing with it. Is it normal for them to hatch like crazy and then have a major lull? Or would that indicate they’re finished? Since it's only day 20 should I keep waiting or do you think they're ruined? Also, what should I do to not have this problem next time? Any advice is MUCH APPRECIATED!