Wow, that was a huge learning experience. Hatching out our own chicks didn’t work out like we had planned.
To sum up the results: We finally had one chick…then another…then several more that started to hatch but didn’t make it. A couple of days after they hatched, the light bulb went out that kept the two chicks warm. We found them sprawled out barely chirping. Replaced the warm bulb and gave them water. They quickly perked up. Chick one died at 3 days old. Chick two died a couple of days later. We’re not sure what we learned from that except that we have a hunch that it had something to do with the fact the hatch time was very long due to the humidity being off?
Ohh well, try again!