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Hello Everyone,   This is our first clutch of chickens and guineas ever.  We are at day 28 for guineas and 21 for fancy chickens that we added on day 7 to the bator.  Our first healthy chick hatched on day 18 in the morning,  We have 10 chicks and 3 keets that have hatched so far and are in the brooder.  Keeping humidity up in the 100 egg brower is imposible. 

We just unzipped a chick that has had its beak out of the shell for 24 hours and put it back in the bator to break through the membrane.

I don't know if we should help the other one yet.  It has a leg stuck out the pip hole about the size of a dime and its eye is looking out the rest of the hole.  Humidity is at 45% with a bowl of water, a sponge, and a wet cloth in the bator.  The chick has been like that for about 24 hours.  should we unzip ????

 

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Hello Everyone,   This is our first clutch of chickens and guineas ever.  We are at day 28 for guineas and 21 for fancy chickens that we added on day 7 to the bator.  Our first healthy chick hatched on day 18 in the morning,  We have 10 chicks and 3 keets that have hatched so far and are in the brooder.  Keeping humidity up in the 100 egg brower is imposible. 

We just unzipped a chick that has had its beak out of the shell for 24 hours and put it back in the bator to break through the membrane.

I don't know if we should help the other one yet.  It has a leg stuck out the pip hole about the size of a dime and its eye is looking out the rest of the hole.  Humidity is at 45% with a bowl of water, a sponge, and a wet cloth in the bator.  The chick has been like that for about 24 hours.  should we unzip ????

 

Thanks  Everyone

:welcome  I would help, especially with it's leg positioned like that. Are you sure that your hygrometer is accurate?

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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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We aren't 100% sure that it is accurate but we have 2 of them and they both read the same.The humidity was at approximately 30% throughout the entire incubation.

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We aren't 100% sure that it is accurate but we have 2 of them and they both read the same. The humidity was at about 30% throughout the entire incubation process.

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We aren't 100% sure that it is accurate but we have 2 of them and they both read the same. The humidity was at about 30% throughout the entire incubation process.

That's scary low for hatching. Even more scary for me as I prefer 75%. 

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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Any tips on helping get it up? We have a Brower 846 (the big round metal incubator). We currently have a bowl with water, a wet sponge, and a wet cloth...its getting a bit crowded.

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Any tips on helping get it up? We have a Brower 846 (the big round metal incubator). We currently have a bowl with water, a wet sponge, and a wet cloth...its getting a bit crowded.

We have an older gent on the she said he said page that I believe uses that incubator. Unfortunetly catching him online is a trick as he's a busy busy man. I will try to tag him on my thread and see if I can get his attention and ask him what he does or if anyone else might have a clue. Other than spritzing water inside, I can't come up with anything new for you.

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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