101.5, %50 humidity, day 23, 2 pipped, any hope?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MakNat, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title says it... How much longer should I wait. If any do hatch are the going to be weak? Should I call it quits ad start over?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Id give it another day or two--just to make sure-do you hear peeping? rocking rolling??? can you up the humidty?
     
  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of the eggs are still alive. The 2 pipped are chirping. other eggs are rocking. But the humidity is my problem. Its a LG still air. I have sponges and paper towels and extra low containers of water... I dodn't know what else to do... I'm really trying everything I know too. I just hope at least a couple hatch!!
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I had 3 WET warm washclothes in mine to get the humidity up. Its the surface space that gets the humidty up not necessarily how much water is in there. once the eggs start to hatch out the humidty will go up automatically too because there is moisture in the open eggs and on chicks.
     
  5. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My "magic trick" for the LG is to throw a thick terry cloth towel over the whole thing -- it seems to help stabilize both the temp and humidity.
     
  6. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a wet cotton socks works great for me. I use warm water !
     

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