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So I am on day 17- all 6 eggs were moving last night :)    This is my first time making it this far :)   So.... my question is can you tell me what could potentially go wrong and how to help that problem?  Like if one pips wrong, or hasn't absorbed all the yolk, or straddle leg, etc... Also- when I go on lockdown, how do I keep my humidity at a good %?  Thanks!

Love my chickens!   Cream Legbars, Barred Rock, Welsummer, Egyptian Fayoumi, Orpingtons, Light Brahama, Golden Comets...and a pekin duck!
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Love my chickens!   Cream Legbars, Barred Rock, Welsummer, Egyptian Fayoumi, Orpingtons, Light Brahama, Golden Comets...and a pekin duck!
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So I am on day 17- all 6 eggs were moving last night :)    This is my first time making it this far :)   So.... my question is can you tell me what could potentially go wrong and how to help that problem?  Like if one pips wrong, or hasn't absorbed all the yolk, or straddle leg, etc... Also- when I go on lockdown, how do I keep my humidity at a good %?  Thanks!

What could go wrong would take a book to tell you what  to do. ;)  If you find yourself in need of assistance, jump on here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help    or here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/978237/she-said-he-said-whos-right-whos-wrong-no-one/33110#post_16689913  and you will most likely find help fairly quickly. Both groups have experienced hatchers that love to help.

 

As for humidity at lockdown, I run 75%, so I fill the water wells and I add 2-3 wet sponges on my screen at egg level. I am NOT hands off, so I need the extra humidity and the sponges are great because you can easily pull them out and rewet them when you need too.

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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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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Read this, and remember, if you help too much or too soon, you can kill a chick.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

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