DAY 17 ...waiting with baited breath!

esther5

Songster
8 Years
Aug 23, 2011
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hi all
we just candled for the second and last time... we are at day 17 . this is our first time and i'm aware that much can still go wrong.
we have 12 bantam cochins (pekins ) that look exactly right. the other four eggs are large fowl breeds and don't look right. their air sacs are huge taking up half the egg.

i really hope we get some chicks. just off now to turn them , will be bumping up the humidity on day 19.
x sarah
 

Griffin Nest

Songster
9 Years
Aug 7, 2010
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days 17-19 are the LONGEST days huh?
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what has your humidity been so far?
 

esther5

Songster
8 Years
Aug 23, 2011
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UK
hopefully someone will come along and tell me. i was thinking it was the last 3 days for raising it. i was aiming to try the dry hatch idea so humidity has been around 45 and letting it drop before adding more water. it seems to have suited the pekins but not the L/F.
 

kyeschicks

Serama Chicken Enthusiast
12 Years
Nov 11, 2008
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I used to turn them for the one last time on day 18 then I raised the humidity and I waited for them to hatch
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some come out on day 19!
 

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