A few hatching questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by guinea fowl galore, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    I am only on day 6 but I want to be prepared so

    Is it better to have the eggs in an eggcarton or just lying down normally?

    I have eggs hatching from the 22nd to the 28th and having a break on the 25th so how am I going to get the chicks out when they hatch without affecting the other eggs?

    What is the ideal humidity for the last three days?

    If there is anthing else anybody wants to add, please do [​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have mine in a turner so it's just natural for them to go into cartons. I use the styrofoam because I feel the cardboard soaks up too much moisture.

    I did a staggard hatch once... won't do it again, unless I have a sportsman or something.

    Everyone is different.
    Days 1-17 40%
    Days 18-21 55%... but that will spike up with each egg hatching at the end.

    Good luck.
  3. Painted Spirit

    Painted Spirit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2009
    I did the carton for my first try but I lost quite a few of my pips that never zipped and I had two that tried to come out the wrong end. With my next batch due on the 11th I'm going to leave them au natural and see what happens.
  4. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    Texas Hill Country!
    yes I am hatching and 1 to 2 days and would like to know this also!
  5. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    What does everybody else think about the staggerd hatch, I am realy worried.

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