Anyone loading up the incubator?
I just set about 26 of my own flocks eggs on Friday, it's kind of exciting. Last year I had a mediocre early spring hatch w/my own eggs 60% and later in the spring two horrible hatches w/shipped eggs. The problem seems to be either too high or too low humidity. I bought a hydrometer last year and still had trouble w/sticky chicks. I had lots of fully developed unhatched mushy chicks. Now I am keeping the humidiity low and will only bump it up during the last three weeks.
My incubators are the little giant, forced air w/turner, any ideas?
I've tried to do a lot of trouble shooting w/incubator placement, humidity etc. I'm not exactly sure why my results were so low last year since the year before my rate was 80%+ with shipped eggs from several different sources.
In any case it's always an experiment, I tried to collect mostly orpington eggs since that is what my roo is but I did throw in some EE'ers in there as well.
Anyone else doing any hatching?