Ideas on ventilation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NYRIR, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    I just had a hatch that did not go well. I started with 24 mixed brown eggs.19 made it to lockdown, 8 hatched over a period of 2 days.Temps did fluctuate some but never above 103 in an LG Still Air.The lowest point was on day 18-19 where it was 96 for a few hours...maybe 6?
    Humidity was 50-55% to day 18, then 62-70% throughout the hatch.

    I'm thinking I had not enough ventilation. I had one red plug out and one in.

    I can't think of any other reason for 9 that never pipped.I also had 2 pip... start to zip...then die.

    Any ideas on how to improve my hatch? I am getting a fan to try in one of the LG's (I have 4, 2 with turners, 2 without) I'm thinking to put the fan in one with a turner and have one LG Still Air for just hatching.

    Any ideas on ventilation? And what do you think is a critical humidity level throughout?

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