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First Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lanine, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Lanine

    Lanine Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I have my first hatch in the incubator. Day 21 was monday 12/28/15, last night I had 1 do it's external pip, and I can hear it chirping. The other 4 have not really progressed. I have candled them all before lockdown and all had good air sacs. During the first 17 days I kept the humidity at 40% and temp at 99.5 F. at lockdown I upped the humidity to 70%.

    My main question is since I have the one that has pipped, is it still okay to candle them now, or should I just wait and see if they progress more. I wasnt going to do anything til tonight anyway, since that would be 24 hours since the pip.

    Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.
     
  2. Lanine

    Lanine Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone able to help me?
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sorry you have not had a reply. Alas I have no experience with hatching with incubators so I'm sorry that I cannot offer any advice. I'm sure that someone will be along soon to help you out. You are not being ignored I assure you, just need the right people online.

    Good luck
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  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Is your incubator forced or still air? Did you calibrate your thermometer(s) before you started incubating?
     
  5. Lanine

    Lanine Out Of The Brooder

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    it is a still air, and yes, I calibrated.
     
  6. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't candle them now, don't open the incubator unless it is absolutely necessary, you loose humidity and the membrane gets tough, then it becomes more difficult for the chicks to hatch.
     
  7. Lanine

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    An update on Pip, "he" has started zipping, however the membrane is white, and he seems to be having a hard time breaking the shell. Should I help him or let him keep trying. the humidity is staying at a steady 70%.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2015
  8. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Lanine

    Lanine Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been studying that article in depth. So far I have helped him with his zip line, waiting to see if he can push out on his own. Still kinda nervous about opening the "cap"
     
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