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Assisted Hatching HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by corttrev, May 1, 2016.

  1. corttrev

    corttrev New Egg

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    Hello Everyone, This is our first clutch of chickens and guineas ever. We are at day 28 for guineas and 21 for fancy chickens that we added on day 7 to the bator. Our first healthy chick hatched on day 18 in the morning, We have 10 chicks and 3 keets that have hatched so far and are in the brooder. Keeping humidity up in the 100 egg brower is imposible.
    We just unzipped a chick that has had its beak out of the shell for 24 hours and put it back in the bator to break through the membrane.
    I don't know if we should help the other one yet. It has a leg stuck out the pip hole about the size of a dime and its eye is looking out the rest of the hole. Humidity is at 45% with a bowl of water, a sponge, and a wet cloth in the bator. The chick has been like that for about 24 hours. should we unzip ????

    Thanks Everyone
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] I would help, especially with it's leg positioned like that. Are you sure that your hygrometer is accurate?
     
  3. corttrev

    corttrev New Egg

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    We aren't 100% sure that it is accurate but we have 2 of them and they both read the same.The humidity was at approximately 30% throughout the entire incubation.
     
  4. corttrev

    corttrev New Egg

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    We aren't 100% sure that it is accurate but we have 2 of them and they both read the same. The humidity was at about 30% throughout the entire incubation process.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's scary low for hatching. Even more scary for me as I prefer 75%.
     
  6. corttrev

    corttrev New Egg

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    Any tips on helping get it up? We have a Brower 846 (the big round metal incubator). We currently have a bowl with water, a wet sponge, and a wet cloth...its getting a bit crowded.
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    We have an older gent on the she said he said page that I believe uses that incubator. Unfortunetly catching him online is a trick as he's a busy busy man. I will try to tag him on my thread and see if I can get his attention and ask him what he does or if anyone else might have a clue. Other than spritzing water inside, I can't come up with anything new for you.
     

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