Day 18 help.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lemurchaser, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    Okay, so tonight is the end of day 18 for my eggs. I'm getting them ready to be left untouched for the next few days. Some of the eggs have off-center air sacs (still in the big end, just more on one side). Should I put the side of the air sac with the greatest area facing up? Do the chicks pip up, or do they go in all directions?

    I'm doing a final candling, I've just got the humidity up to 70%, and I'm positioning everything for hatching. Temps are steady at 100 F. After tonight I don't do anything except watch the temp and maintain humidity right?

    A couple of the eggs aren't 100% full of chick (more like 75% full), not including the air sac. The chicks are active, just smaller than the rest. Should I expect a delayed hatch for them?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    I think you will be ok. I have noticed that my temps will rise just before they pip, so dont start trying to lower the temps. I have a calibrated thermometer that goes from 94* to 108* in 1/10 divisions is the reason I have noticed the temp rise. I got 16 hatching as I type. Good luck on your hatch. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2008

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