Day 23 question..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hd_darcy, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Songster

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    So, tomorrow is day 23, and it looks like my humidity is dropping. Do I just add water in as quickly as possible and then close it all up again, or is there something else I need to do (besides grab my one little lonley chick in there!)?

    TIA!
     
  2. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chirping

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    im no expert but on my incubator it has some vent holes on top and i have a small pipe stuck through it and a funnel on the end so i can add water without oppening it!!
     
  3. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

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    opening the incubator for a few minutes during lockdown is not going to hurt anything [​IMG]
    I am sooo bad about opening the incubator and petting my chicks..hehe.
     
  4. pgpoultry

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    Just open the incubator quickly and toss in a couple of sponges wet with warm water, you will do no harm,

    sandie
     
  5. hd_darcy

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    Okay, will do -thank you!!

    My next question - I know I've read that you can put the eggs in warm water to see for movement. Can I do that now, or does that need to be done prior to lockdown. Still no more babies [​IMG] Today is day 23, other chick hatched on ay 21.

    I'm going crazy- UGH! I think this is worse then waiting for your own child to be born!!! [​IMG] (at least then you can check and know all is well).. [​IMG]

    Thank you guys so much for helping and getting me through this!
     
  6. oesdog

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    Be patient two of my chicks didn;t hatch until day 27 and 28!!!! Though it was a humidity issue - do make sure you keep the humidity levels right as we lost 5 chicks in the incubator when it dropped and they dried out!

    The two hatched a week after the others are now doing fine in the yard! So do be patient!

    Oesdog - [​IMG]
     

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