4 eggs pipping, humidity down to 58, should I open bator or ???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sherriekim, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, don't know what's more important, opening to add water or leave them alone at this point. I'm only on day 20 as of 6pm so I wasn't expecting them til at least tomorrow AM. Went to check on them and there pipping. I don't hear any peeping or see any movement. What should I do, add water or wait and see? Aaagh!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    What type of bator? Can't you add water through a vent on top? Do you have a drinking straw or a meat injector syringe? With those you don't have to open the bator to add water. I wouldn't open it if you don't have to.
     
  3. KKluckers

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    Sep 4, 2007
    My humidity went down too. I added water to get it back to 70%. Just try to be quick because you dont want there membranes drying out. I just had two hatch tonight. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Brinsea Octagon, no vents on top, but there is a "spot" on the side to run cords through that has a little cover, I will try to go through that with a straw or maybe the turkey baster, if i can't find a straw. Great idea, Speckled Hen and thanks for the support countrygirlelum, I will be quick! Thanks so much for the quick responses!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No problem! Didn't know which bator you had. If you can't get any water in without opening the top, just be really quick and use very warm water.
     
  6. KKluckers

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    Sep 4, 2007
    I have the same incubator and they have a fast recovery time. Just make sure it is warm water.
     
  7. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I used tap water, not warm, but not cold either, I was to anxious and didn't wait for the reply back so I hope this works. Humidity is already back up to 72. I can't believe I didn't check them sooner, but I know the humidity was fine at 3ish and there was no pipping then so hopefully they are fine, just wish I'd see some activity or hear something! [​IMG] Hope they make it out. [​IMG] Now I know what everbody goes through when it comes time to hatch. It was much easier letting my broody hen do all the work and worrying. Ok, I worried a little, but not like this!
     
  8. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear peeping now! Wooo Hoooo, all hope is not lost yet. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I love this part! I'll check in in the morning. I have to go to bed! Good luck! You, too, Christina!
     
  10. KKluckers

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    Sep 4, 2007
    It is so exciting, isnt it? I have some pipping right now! What are you hatching?
     

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