I need hatching in humid southern states tips!!! Please help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kaybee123, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. kaybee123

    kaybee123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the panhandle of FL and want to find out what others do with hatching by incubator in humid FL.

    I hatch in a LG still air bator with temp btw 100-102. I try to keep humidity around 35% until day 19 when I up to around 65%. I use shipped eggs. My issue is that out of 24 eggs I might get btw 4-7 that hatch. When I eggtopsy the others that make it to lock down (this time 14 eggs made it to lockdown) they are usually fully formed but still wet or else have a clear gel it's in and did not even internally pip from. . Can someone suggest things I can do to improve my hatch rate? I'm so sad to see so many get so close. I wonder if hatches will be better in cool fall and spring?
     
  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hatch in fall. i would also up your humidity to around 40% and try to keep your temp at 99-100 degrees
     

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