Another Humidity Question :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by valreegrl, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. valreegrl

    valreegrl Songster

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    valreegrl Songster

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    First chick hatched sometime between 12:30am-4:30am!
    Have 6 pips at the moment.

    Question.....how long does it take the chicks to dry and move around? This chick is drying, but not completely done yet. And "she" (hopefully) is just scooting around the bator resting her head on the other eggs. Normal?
     
  3. SarahIrl

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    Absolutely perfect.

    Congrats!!

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  4. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

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    Quote:Normal. Each one dries and takes their own time doing so. I might suggest when you hatch you lay down some of the rubbermaid foam drawer liner stuff over the wire mesh in the bottom. It lets humidity and air circulate and also give the chicks a good firm surface to stand and walk on. I cut mine to size and when finished I just toss it in the washer with detergent and bleach, comes out clean and ready for the next batch.
     
  5. valreegrl

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    Thanks for the replies!
    The hatch progress is moving along....7 hatched, 2 pips, 1 zipping and 3 nothing yet if at all.

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