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Ameracauna Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hunterrandolph9, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. hunterrandolph9

    hunterrandolph9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its day 18 and i have 9 out of 11 eggs alive. the temp has been going from 99.5 too 100.5 and humidity 45 to 55. From day 18 on can the humidity be 65 bc I cant get it raise up and i already have 4 rags in it. plz help
     
  2. lazy gardener

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    Don't worry about it. The first hatchling will get that humidity up for the rest. Some experienced hatchers loose track of time, and don't remember to do a lock down. They do a dry hatch, and have chicks popping out of eggs like popcorn, while still riding the egg turner!
     
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    i already took the turner, sorry i forgot to add that
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    65% is actually the recommended (at least), so don't fret too bad. Usually when the first egg starts to hatch your humidity will jump a bit naturally. I would caution against opening the bator any more than necessary to keep it at that level though. I use sponges in mine and shoot for 75% so I have more leeway.
     
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    Thanks. Will some start to hatch on day 20 or will some hatch late like day 22
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    There's no way of knowing when you will start to see hatching. If your temp is accurate chances are good that you'll see something between 19-21 days. If your thermometer is off and it's a bit low, it's possible you won't see anything till day 22. My last hatch half of mine pipped day 19 and hatched day 20 the rest pipped and hatched between 20/21. My first hatch my thermometer was off and I had one hatch day 24 one day 25. The first survived second didn't make it.
     

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