Newbie here, first hatch in first incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sfoss, May 15, 2016.

  1. sfoss

    sfoss New Egg

    May 1, 2016
    So I got an incubator with a fan and a turner, ordered some eggs from an e bay seller with good reviews and started them on the 23rd of April. I have kept water in there and have tested the temp occasionally and it always seems to be right where it should be. They are serama chicks and so far only 3 out of 17 have hatched. I candled them about 5 or 6 days ago and it looked like maybe 4 were quitters and non starters. No signs of any more hatching at all, no pips or cracks in the eggs. When do I give up? Can I have too much water in there?
    Sorry to be so dumb, looks like I should have done some more reading here before I started but had raised quail before in my uncles incubator and everything went like clockwork. I hope it isn't too late for them....

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