Incubator troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BryLT3, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. BryLT3

    BryLT3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently switched to a homemade incubator from a Little Giant and I've been having trouble with hatching.

    The eggs candle fine up until lock down, but then they just don't hatch. They don't pip either. When I did an eggtopsy, it looked as if the chicks had an almost leather-like covering on them below the air cell.

    I was thinking my humidity is too low ( I will be getting a hygrometer soon, I'm just looking for opinions in the meantime. )

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    This was right when I got it, before I added water.

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    Thanks!
     
  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    May I ask how you are humidifying your bator when bumping it up for lock down?
     
  3. BryLT3

    BryLT3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I move them to a different incubator for lockdown. I guess I should've mentioned that :p

    Right now, I have a bowl of water in the bottom of this incubator for days 1-18.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  4. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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