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I have found what works for me on a delayed hatch is the water method for testing for movement.

 

Take a container that will hold enough water that the egg will have to float on it's own. Fill the contain with very warm water, not boiling but pretty warm tap water.

 

Ease the egg into the water and give the water a chance to settle down. Watch and see if after a few seconds, the egg will begin to bobble. Or not. If there is active movement, then by all means return the egg to the incubator and give it extra time. 

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My humidity is sitting at 85% right now. We have 19 days left before hatching. Are my babies going to be okay?!
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Originally Posted by groundpecker View Post

From my personal hatching experience, high humidity only drowns chicks if the humidity is high the first 18 days.  3 days of high humidity during lockdown should not drown the chicks. Matter of fact, the last hatch i had 6 of 8 eggs to hatch and humidity was over 80% during lockdown.  I would not worry about it, unless your humidity was high during the first 18 days.
Thank you. I was freaking out because my babies are wet and have pieces of egg shell on them and one even hatched with full yolk sac attached... Humidity is running 78 and three have hatched so far but I'm a nervous Nelly.
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