I am in week two of my incubation journey.
Two weeks ago I started with setting, what is now a staggered hatch.
Set on 04/16 Silkies @ 12 + eggs from Kentucky Silkies - Non standard colors
Set on 04/18 Cochins @ 12 + eggs from Ozark Bantams- black and white
Set on 04/20 Silkie Cochins @ 6+ eggs from the
T he Bantam Barn - Barred & Black silkie
After candling.. I think too much.. I'm down to
11 - Silkies, 6- Cochins and 4- Silkie Cochins.
The last two days were a frustration of fluctuating low temperatures (ideal is supposed to be 99.5) and my temps varied from 88-94. Humidity stayed pretty steady at 40-50 percent.
Luckily I have many good chicken keeping friends who are sending me lots of good juju.
It helps to have as much knowledge, even if it is hindsight. Here is a great Incubation Troubleshooting Guide I found on the Back Yard Chickens forum
I'll keep you updated.