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Hi all,

I've been incubating 27 light Sussex eggs, which I recieved by post. Day 22, and I successfully have one gorgeous chick in a brooder. Should I be concerned that I hear or see nothing from the other 26 eggs?
Temp has been a fairly steady 37.5 and humidity has been about 45-55 in early stages and 65-75 from day 18
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Hi all,

I've been incubating 27 light Sussex eggs, which I recieved by post. Day 22, and I successfully have one gorgeous chick in a brooder. Should I be concerned that I hear or see nothing from the other 26 eggs?
Temp has been a fairly steady 37.5 and humidity has been about 45-55 in early stages and 65-75 from day 18

If you have no external pips, I would do a candle and check on the rest. If there are not any internal pips, I'd be concerned. (Not really anything you could do, but it'd be a bad sign.)  I believe 45-55% is too high for the first 17 days if you are not in a high elevation and especially if you use a styro bator. I don't like to see humidity get over 40% personally. I run mine at 30%. But the key is to monitor your air cells during the incubation to see if your humidity is working for your eggs or if you need to adjust.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Thank you. At least we got one!
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