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A Staggered Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by champers44, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. champers44

    champers44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I put some eggs on lockdown this morning and now it is day 19. I am starting to get really excited for the first batch to hatch, but I was looking up some information about when to take the chicks out of the incubator. The problem is I have two eggs that are 4-5 days behind the original group. When the eggs start piping, I just learned that if I open the incubator then the membrane will wrap around them and they will suffocate. Is it ok to quit turning these two eggs and just put them on lockdown early?

    I am also having a problem with my humidity. What factors can affect this? I put two warm sponges in there this morning and the humidity was at a stable 65-70%, but when I got home today, it had sky rocketed. Is there anything that could of caused this? Like the temperature in the house or the weather outside?
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it might not effect the humidity but I would say it might be ventilation of ur incubator could the temps have gone up and ur thermometer be off as that might have a big inpact on the humidity and I to have just put eggs on lockdown this morning with eggs about 4-5 days behind the rest and would also know about that? Hope this helps
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator is right here in my room and I can here the eggs moving around and stuff in there so I am hoping for some pips soon
     

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