- Sep 1, 2012
I have been hatching out EE's for quite some time with really great success. Then a few months ago we started to try and hatch some of our silkie eggs. We have only had one out 3 dzn+ eggs hatch and survive. They are fertile and fully developed. 90% make it to lockdown. Then, they die before piping. Incubated at 99-100 degrees with 50% humidity, automatic turner. then 99-100 dgrees with 60% humidity last three days not turning. Have had 90-100% hatch rate with my EE's doing this. Tried incubating same temp with 40% humidity then 50% during lockdown. Still great hatches with EE's but silkies not making it out. Any suggestions?