I'm new to posting however I've read many posts over the past four years on incubation and Marans and the other wealth of info on BYC. I incubated my first set of chicks in January with only 1 of my 9 maran eggs hatching. My other breeds had good hatch rate. The eggs were handled properly prior to incubation and not shipped- local pickup and none older than 6 days before incubating. I have a LG still-air with automatic turner and kept my humidity at 40-45% first 18 days then increased to 65-70% remaining days. My temperature stayed pretty constant at 99.5. (I used two different thermometers and humidity readers). I did not lift the lid after lockdown and only candled twice. More than half of the maran eggs when inspected after were fully developed and didn't pip. I would like to try hatching maran eggs again but would like to have any advise for a more successful hatch rate this time around. Thanks!!!