Last night was day 3, so I filled the reservoir. When we wake up it turns to the next day, which this morning was day 2. I noticed the reservoir had gone down by a 1/4" maybe a bit more, so I lifted the lid to top it off, then noticed three eggs had pipped!!! It's now 9:30 pm and one chick has already hatched, it was so great! I thought the rest may follow but the other pips still not much action. I am very worried I let precious humidity go out although I was very quick to just put the lid back on. I've noticed this incubator does suck the water down.
I am so excited about the one chick, but I'm frightfully worried about the others. On one egg I can see the beak through a triangular hole but it just doesn't do much to crack it's way out like the first one did. Are they "shrink-wrapping"? I can look through the window and see that the water level is below the divider now. I'm getting so scared it's going to run dry.
I've heard I can put in a very warm wash cloth. What else?? Am I over-reacting? (i hope so) I've never done this but watched lots of videos and read lots of things. I'm just so worried about humidity issues. I bought a cool-mist humidifier and I left it running all day beside the table the incubator is on. Just to help humidify the air nearby.
Can anyone help?? I know it's late, 9:30. Appreciate any advice.
Tomorrow is day 21. Should I leave the hatched chick in there all night?? It hatched today around 6pm. it's fluffy dry and peeping like crazy. Has pooped twice. It's raring to go, but I dare not lift that lid!
Thank you very much.