Hi all, thanks for any help you can give me I got a yearling pair of white peafowl almost three years ago; last year was the first year the male was fertile. I got 2 chicks that survived to adulthood from last summer's laying season--I was using a circulated-air HovaBator. This year, all the chicks were dying within days of hatch; often they'd even pip and then just sit there and die. So I upgraded to a Brinsea Ova Easy, thinking the HovaBator just wasn't cutting the mustard. I've had about 10 eggs come through that were in the Brinsea start to finish, and while I've had a few actually hatch (most are still dying in the shell), they can't stand up. Three days ago one hatched with a huge omphalocele and while it could move its legs, its feet were curled into claws and seemed completely nonfunctional. I'm thinking neural tube defect, but I have no idea really. Brinsea (spot-checked and accurate) is set to 99.5 and 45% humidity. Mom, dad, and the two yearling offspring have a 50sf indoor enclosure in a side of a barn with a high perch and a lot of straw on the floor. There's a door (always open) to an 8' high, 200sf outdoor aviary, also with high perches. There's a very lush planting of alfalfa in there that they love. I give them game bird feed free-choice and a handful of cat food per day. There's an auto-fill waterer (so it's always fresh), and oyster shell free-access. None of the birds seem sick in any way. Dad's train is full-length this year and spectacular. He loves showing it off, naturally. Everyone has great feathers, bright eyes, and a good appetite. The two chicks I raised myself always come up to the fence to say "hi." Meanwhile a friend gave me three India blue eggs from free-range birds to hatch out and they all made it to hatching. One unfortunately pipped through a vessel and apparently bled out inside the egg, another one pipped but seemed to turn in his shell after pipping because after this nice pip, it died, and when I cracked it open he had turned around and suffocated (?) but the third is this super healthy, vigorous chick. The IB eggs are substantially larger than my white peahen's eggs. What am I doing wrong?