Day 18.....Help me through this please....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boilerjoe_96, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Songster

    Apr 4, 2007
    West Lafayette, IN
    Ok so as of 9pm tonight it will have been 18 days.

    My Plan:

    1: remove eggs from auto turner, place eggs on floor of bator.....(anyway special?)

    2: Increase humidity to ??? Was it 70? What is the range? I will utilize the old sock method most likely...

    3: Wait 3 more days...(or 4)

    Anything else?

    This is my first go round with incubating, I candled 3 of the 11 at day 12 and they appeared to be developing just nicely.... I am keeping my fingers crossed...
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Sounds like you have it all planned out just right! When you place the eggs on the bator floor...try to make sure the big end is slightly higher than the pointed end. Sometimes this is not possible, but will be ok. Now, get a good book, a warm blankey, and a bog old cup/glass of your favorite drink...and waite! My problem is I have a hard time leaving the bator window after day 18. Seems alot of mine hatch on day 19. GOOD LUCK! I know you will have a GREAT hatch! Oh, and get that camera charged and ready!
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Your humidity range will be 60 to anywhere in there is fine....looks like everything else is right ...

    One more thing to add have Patience!!....and do not open the bator!!...chicks do fine for up to 3 days in there without food or let them fluff up before starting to remove a bunch....

    Have your brooder set up and warm to place them in ...

    Good luck!!....
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    To help make sure your eggs are tilted properly you can rest the large end on a pipe cleaner. Some folks make little rings to go around each egg. I just lay a pipe cleaner out and rest a line of eggs against it. It especially helps if your eggs are very oval in shape. Eggs that have a good pointed side usually don't need any help. This allows the chick to align itself properly for pipping into the air cell.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2008

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