- Mar 16, 2013
Have no idea what I am doing wrong. Two batches now, one of chicks and one of ducklings. Everything is great until eggs go into lockdown. The first batch were peeping and pipping, then they all died with no successful hatches. I worried maybe temp or humidity was off and inaccurate so I got new thermometers/hygrometers...Ran second batch (ducks) with 3 thermometers to be sure. Samething out of 28 eggs, 20 went into lockdown with candling showing lots of movement just before lockdown. One egg hatched and died. Others peeped and rolled around but never pipped. What would cause this? Infection? Incubator faulty? I am using an older Little Giant still air with automatic turner. It just seems everything goes great right up till hatch time.