Chirping on Day 18???**UPDATE**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tabsmonsters, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just filled the trays and turned the turner off and I heard babies chirping!! Is this normal?

    Thanks!

    I have 10 out of 28 babies so far with several pipped! This is much better than my last hatch. Temps spiked to 118 on day 18 when I removed the turner. I was ready this time!!
     
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  2. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah you have some early hatchers! [​IMG]

    Congrats and keep us updated!
     
  3. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I am having trouble getting the temp to go back up after removing the turner. The humidity is also giving me probs. I have 3 sponges and the reservoirs are full and its still at 60%. Grrrr
     
  4. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the feeling! 60 is not horrible, but 67% is better. The room its in may be a bit dry. I had filled my reservoirs and a cup and still no luck. So I took tissue or paper towels soaked in warm-hot water and stuffed them down the vent till they dropped. I was able to get it perfect by adding a little bit at a time.

    Thats the best suggestion I have for that situation.
     
  5. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    Well, I am having a hard time with it too. I can't get it past 40%- I filled the reservoirs, and it read 37%, so I added a cup of water- and it says 40%..honestly, it is very stressful.
     
  6. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lincoln, Illinois
    maxi pad soaked with water does the trick for me!
     
  7. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Quote:Wow! I'm gonna do that!! I was worried about the ability to keep papertowels damp, that's the perfect idea! Thanks!!! Steph
     
  8. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    my friend Kelly told me that, she is the one who got me into the chicken-goat-hobby farm business!
    I use it everytime!
     
  9. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! After adding another sponge, I have it steady at 73%. One of the sponges is a spongemop refill, lol! I have 3 that are pipped already, just little dents in the shell so far. I am kinda worried about them being so early. I set them after noon on the 8th.
     
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    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and the maxi pad is a great idea! I will have to remember that!
     

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