sticky chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mlmills79, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. mlmills79

    mlmills79 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I had my worst hatch ever, only 10 of my 30 eggs attempted to hatch. I had to help 3 hatch and one died after hatching. They were covered in sticky goo. I have read several different threads on here and have came up with the humidity either being too high or too low during incubation, which is it? It has been humid here lately, so I am thinking it was too high. I thought it was around 40%, but I will be calibrating my hygrometer today. I am using a still air foam incubator and all eggs had great movement and good air cells at lockdown. I tend to to think the correct answer is that the humidity was to high, which would have caused there to not be enough evaporation but my air cells were good????
     
  2. olesmokey88

    olesmokey88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you up your humidity at lockdown ?
     

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