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    Chicks hatching at day 28!

    No I'm using additional devices. I hatched two chicks previously with all this gear, they arrived on days 22 and 23.
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    Chicks hatching at day 28!

    Yes you read that right. I have some eggs that contain hybrid chicks. At day 26 I gave up. Cracked one of the eggs before throwing them out. To my amazement there was a live chick inside. It didn't make it and I feel terrible now, but genuinely did not think this was possible. Temp has been at...
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    One chick hatched from 5, advice on how to proceed?

    OK so just now I've properly opened one egg up after zero movement. This would have been day 25. Its a fully formed chick. Not breathing. No movement :( It's hard to take. I can't see any reason why it didn't make it. I did take a photo but not sure I should post it.
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    One chick hatched from 5, advice on how to proceed?

    Both eating and drinking fine now :) I've just now popped the two eggs that were left. One is a chick but no movement or noise whatsoever so presume it didn't make it? Other is harder to tell so don't think that made it either. Still daren't give up and throw them away but I guess I need to.
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    One chick hatched from 5, advice on how to proceed?

    OK so one chick is pecking the other's eyes a lot and the one being pecked now doesn't seem to want to get under the brooder. It's chirping loudly, constantly, which seems to indicate something is wrong? Any ideas?
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    One chick hatched from 5, advice on how to proceed?

    OK I'll leave them for now. As an aside, should the brooder height be set so they can stand under it or so there's just enough room to squeeze under it when sat down?
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    One chick hatched from 5, advice on how to proceed?

    Well to update, I now have two lovely little babies! Unfortunately the others that looked to have developed aren't making any noise and haven't shown any progress. It's still only day 23 but should I hole them at the air sack end and see if there's anything happening? I expect they didn't make it.
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    One chick hatched from 5, advice on how to proceed?

    I've just moved him. He's full of beans! Candled the other eggs. One definitely not viable. The other 3 all look good but one is chirping and the others are not. It's the evening of day 22. Should I assist the egg that's chirping somehow or not?
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    One chick hatched from 5, advice on how to proceed?

    OK thank you. I'm very nervous!
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    One chick hatched from 5, advice on how to proceed?

    Hi folks, this is my first attempt at hatching. I had six eggs, all fertile. One somehow cracked in the incubator which was weird so we ended up with 5. I candle them on day 18. Being a first timer I thought they looked pretty good but wasn't 100% sure. About 18 hours ago one pipped. Today is...
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    Help! Janoel 12 temp going too high...

    Actually, the room it's in is showing as 70% humidity outside of the incubator... That might be a problem!
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    Help! Janoel 12 temp going too high...

    Fantastic. Just need to sort the humidity now. It's 80% because I went ahead and out the 100ml of water in before I'd checked it. I'll tip a bit out now and keep an eye on it.
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    Help! Janoel 12 temp going too high...

    THANK YOU! That was it. The unit that was "about 5 degrees out" had its CA set to 4.8! Thank goodness I didn't just shrug my shoulders and go with it. On a related note, would it be normal for the bottom of the egg compartment to be a degree or two cooler than the area just above the eggs?
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    Help! Janoel 12 temp going too high...

    This is a nightmare. I've put the new thermometer/hygrometer in. It's about 1 degree off my other thermometer but near enough that I think the incubator temp is the one that's wrong. So I can't up the temp on the incubator above 39.5. It'll still only be 34 degrees if the other thermometers...
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    Help! Janoel 12 temp going too high...

    Thank you so if the humidity makes the temp lower, just turn it up on the unit until the other thermometer is happy? I haven't calibrated the other one, no. I don't know if you can! What I do have, are a set of little humidity meters/thermometers arriving tomorrow so I can put one of those in...
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