I am a newby and am not having much success with my incubator. I am unsure of what to keep the humidity level at for silkie chicks. I have a hova-bator 2326 with turner and have been keeping the temp between 99-100 and the humidity 50-70. My shells are also EXTREMELY hard and am feeding 1-3 ratio scratch being the 1 and layer the 3. We are on sugar sand here and have no grass. I also had a very rare situation the past 10 days as I had one of my original silkies 17 months old egg bound and after trying everything I was told I was still unable to release the eggs. By the 8th day I felt up to 3-4 eggs but nothing and she was still eating and drinking and acting fine so I took her to the vets and they opened her up and she had 5 eggs but instead of being in her canal they had formed in her abdomen. The eggs were at all different stages and she even gave me them to bring home to show my husband.They had no explanation for it as there were NO HOLES in her tube. They said they had NEVER in all their years of practice seen anything like this. They said she was full of infection but she made it through surgery and was eating and drinking when I bought her home later that day. I gave her the antibiotic at 9:30pm checked on her at 10pm before going to bed and she was still eating and drinking but when I got up at 6 am she had passed away. I know I did all I could for her and so did the vet I will miss her terribly. The vet also said she had hook worms, could anyone help me with this. I give panicure(safe-guard) by putting a pea size on my finger and then putting it on their tongues. Does anyone know if one does is enough or do I have to give it for a few days straight and then every 4-6 months. I believe the babies can get it after they are 3 months old. Also, how do I treat the ground or is treating them enough. I know I have to burn the shavings. ANY answers would be greatly appreciated.