Diary & Notes ~ Air Cell Detatched SHIPPED Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    O.K. I'm not Sally, but here goes: I increase humidity on day 18 when I lock down and the only drowned chick I ever had was due to an incubator issue (the placement of the water wells and air circulation).
     
  2. Crimsonchicken

    Crimsonchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm...so what humidity do I shoot for? Is 60 ok?
     
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    but remember im not suppose to have a rooster let alone chickens here in the city. my son loves him that is why we make accommodations for him.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    60% is good. I aim for between 60-70%. Once the chicks start hatching it may go up to 80%
     
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  7. Crimsonchicken

    Crimsonchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Gah...it must be dry in here. My humidity is sloooooooooooowly rising from 50. It hit 50 quick but is only gaining a percent every so often. I had so much trouble getting to 50, I bet it goes way high now. It would be my luck. :(. Edited to add that this is with paper towels trailing out of full reservoirs and sponges.
     
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  8. bellah1

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    Remember it's not the depth of the water but the overall surface
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    heterokairy is used to define the variability or plasticity in the timing of the onset of developmental events 'at the level of an individual or population. hetero - different kairy - at the same time. Meaning that the continuously lower temp incubation had no effect on when they pipped. it did have an effect on when they hatched though. the lungs developed essentially before the rest of the development.

    it was a high powered study but the hatch rates were not great in either arm.

    no abstracts on drilling tops of eggs. its my hypothesis. one day i will do a two hundred egg study and publish it, but not this week
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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