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post #11 of 16
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My temps are all reading 99. And humidity is 75. I tried to get it to stay there but its hard when i dont want to open the incubator. Yes im sure of the dat, i set them for the halloween hatch along big_smile.png. And my thermometer was calibrated and double checked. Thats what i dont get lol idk maybe it is still off.
post #12 of 16
Ok. There's 2 types of lockdown thinkers... Lock it and leave it or meddlesome hatchers!!! I'm a meddler. Many are not. Pros and cons to both. If I were in your position, and I have been, I'd open bator get rid of excess moisture. Move quickly but carefully. Close it up get her warm again. I like 60 for humidity. That's me. I meddle.
Also, I use cooking thermometers (grocery stores carry them!) easy to calibrate and made for warm moist settings. Temp spikes happen, so doesn't random stuff.
Is everyone still wriggling??
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by caesargirl View Post

Ok. There's 2 types of lockdown thinkers... Lock it and leave it or meddlesome hatchers!!! I'm a meddler. Many are not. Pros and cons to both. If I were in your position, and I have been, I'd open bator get rid of excess moisture. Move quickly but carefully. Close it up get her warm again. I like 60 for humidity. That's me. I meddle.
Also, I use cooking thermometers (grocery stores carry them!) easy to calibrate and made for warm moist settings. Temp spikes happen, so doesn't random stuff.
Is everyone still wriggling??
Haha! I try to walk the middle road, meddle when needed, after hatch move chicks out and check remaining eggs, flip pips back up. Lol.
How are they doing? Try to keep the one with the yolk immobile. You can put him in a cup in the bator but don't let him rupture that yolk!!
post #14 of 16
Lol! I think my ducks are afraid of the dark because I spent so much time lookin the eggs candling!!!!
post #15 of 16
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Thanks. I medel too i guess haha i felt like i absolutely had to this morning tho. I had the humidity to 70 and 3 got out but the last 2 that pipped started to zip then stopped yesterday. This morning when i woke up they were still zipping but still stuck there. The other 3 were great. I really carefully looked in to check for bloodand seen the membrane was dried to them. I pulled the zipped peice off enough and dampened the part that was stuck and set them back and within a few hours they were out walking around 😄celebrate.gif




Thank you guys so much for your help
post #16 of 16
Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations!!!
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