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Porous eggs will lose moisture more quickly.  I know that sometimes they can be harder to hatch, but I personally have had successful hatches with them.  With that said I would not change your entire hatching procedure based on those eggs alone.  I would run your humidity based on what the majority of the eggs look like.  I would encourage you to candle all of the eggs and mark you air cells.  If you monitor them on days 7, 14, and 18 it will tell you most accurately if you need to raise or lower your humidity.  The numbers that people give you for humidity should really just be a base line.  What works for me in Ohio may not work for someone in Arizona.  And what works for me in winter may not work for me in summer.  I have found FOR ME as a rule if my humidity in my bator is over 40% on average during incubation my air cells are way to small.

 

This is a pic that has been floating around and I use it to compare my air cells.  If you air cells are smaller on the days that are indicted then your humidity is too high and you need to lower it.  If the air cell are larger then your humidity is too low and you need to raise it.  On days 7 and 14 you have the most wiggle room.  On day 18 you can still recover a bit, but by that point you are really up again the clock.

 

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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I wanted to give an update ! I candled 5 eggs today and they were all covered in veins!! So much easier to see them and I could also see the black eye. All five of them were moving!!
If I had to guess , I would say my air sacs look a little bit bigger then what they should. Should I mess with the humidity or let it be until day 18?
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