day 20!!! what the heck am i looking for today??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jj ranch, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. jj ranch

    jj ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok the nerves are high [​IMG] i still see some eggs moving slightly and temp is 98, humidity is 67 right now. could i see pipping today? and how long after 21st day you wait for late hatchers? we are so excited [​IMG]
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    You might see pips today.
    And then again you might not.
    And you you might see pips, but no chicks until tomorrow.

    There's no telling, but leave the bator running and temp & humidity at the current levels until day 24 or 25. Just in case.

    Don't open the bator until any chicks that hatch have been in there for 24 hours. It will keep your temps & humidity stable.
    It will also test you to your limits [​IMG]
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Patience is a virtue, you know.
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  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Yes, but patience is not a natural component of incubating and hatching.
     
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  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Your temp might be a little low.
     

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