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Please Help! Day 21 - unprepared Newbie!

post #1 of 4
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Hi all! This is my first hatch (6 eggs from a friend's happy farm where the chicks will return to live) and I know nothing really - the incubator has no humidity measuring device and I am worried about these eggs as I didn't realize that was necessary! Could not see anything candling the big eggs but the silkies had a good sized air sac at the round end before lockdown.

PIP 1 - Large Brown one pipped between 8 and 14 (overnight) hours ago and the membrane is open and I can see the chick move. No more real progress although the chick responds (movement and peeps) to chirps and taps on the outside of the incubator. The little flap of membrane looks like dry white paper.

PIP 2- tiny white silky egg. Cracked a convex circle 4 hours ago but has not pushed the shell forth more, so I cannot see the membrane or chick. No movement.

The incubator is locked down @ 37.4C (99.32F). 3 hours ago the owner thought the membrane looked dry (fr a photo) and had me add about 5ml H20 into the incubator on the paper towel (not opened - add by during via port on top). There is condensation on the sides now.

Do things sound like it's going okay? Thanks in advance for any direction you all can share smile.png

post #2 of 4

sounds just fine the moisture on the side is fine, if there is no progress in 24 hrs. give us an update remember you are on the first day, I had one break the air cell on day 21 and did not hatch until day 26. I do dry incubation and it works just fine fill up the water reservoir  full on day 1 and let it go empty until day 18 and keep it full until everyone is done hatching.

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Well my little Silkie who pipped and hatched in 9 hours!!!! Full of spit and vinegar and fluffing up. The early am pip has done nothing still- just a little beak peeping out.
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did it finally hatch?

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