Elaine and I have tried twice this summer to raise chicks inside a brooder and have failed spectacularly both times. The first time in June we placed 13 eggs in a brooder and not one of the hatched and only one developed to a certain degree but did not even pip. Two others apparently developed for a few days then stopped inside the shell.
We waited a week or so and collected eight eggs. Seven of the eggs did not develop at all. One egg did develop, and we are waiting to see if the chick that was inside will survive. We don't expect it to survive the night.
We followed the advice on the brooder and turned the eggs when they were supposed to be turned. We would appreciate advice from readers of our blog.