Day 20 - 3 pipped while I was watching!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Godiva, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Songster

    May 17, 2007
    These are my first ever incubator pips! I was checking the humidity and had just put in a wet sock like Miss Prissy suggested (since I forgot to put in the vent plug!!! last night it was back down to 61 after being up at 68 when i went to bed!! [​IMG] ) And while I was leaning over talking to the eggs (I know, a little crazy, but don't tell me you all don't do the same! [​IMG] ) I heard some loud peeping and next thing a good sized bump/crack with a tiny hole appeared in one of the eggs and within a minute two others also pipped!! I have had another pip in the next hour as well! I am so glad I put that sock in although it brought the humidity up too high so I have had to open the vent plug again!! I am just doing a lot of praying as I really don't want to open the incubator again to take the sock out.... it has dropped again. The accurite reads 70% RH and the Flukers reads 74%. What do you think? Should I do anything else?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You are doing fine! Don't change anything!

    Good luck with this hatch!
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    It's really fine....only thing to add do not open the bator while they are pipping and zipping out til your hatch is finished!!...

    Chicks usually add to the humidity when they start pipping and zipping out...

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