Preventing Mispositioned Chicks?

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  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This last hatch was not so good...6/13 with most of the losses being due to being in the wrong position. Is there a way to decrease the odds of having mispositioned chicks? I incubated, turned, and hatched in cartons. Temp was 99.5 +/- 1 degree, humidity was 35-43% throughout incubation and around 70-80% for lockdown (which was higher than I intended). I turned them by tilting the incubator with an egg carton near the middle of the incubator to get close to a 45 degree angle. It was tilted 3 times a day.

    The major malposition was having its foot near its head, but I also had some with their heads facing downwards.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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