First time hatch spazz day 20

RaeElizabeth

In the Brooder
May 3, 2020
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Well, we made it this far. I had 13 shipped and 12 local eggs and 10 from each batch made it to lockdown on day 18. I don’t know if the air cells are ok. I don’t know if the humidity is ok. I put sponges in the bottom and they held at 65% humidity perfectly for about 36 hours then I woke up this morning to othe right one having dropped down to 35%. I panicked and added too much water (that’s what I get for acting before breakfast) to both and then lifted the lid to let some out a few times, because it was over 80. And that made me panic more!

Then I did it again later this afternoon because it dropped to 60 and I added too much and it jumped to 80. I have to remember to very literally do one drop at a time these things are ridicul 😭

I’m freaking out, man.
No pipping or moving or squeaking.

I will obviously have to wake several times in the night to attempt to keep humidity ok. I don’t know. Someone just stick me in a closet and call me when they hatch or don’t hatch. 🤷🏻‍♀️😰🐣
 

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RaeElizabeth

In the Brooder
May 3, 2020
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Yes, how did it go?

We had 19/20 hatch! Ambient humidity was high during hatching because of rainstorms and I babysat all night long day 20-21 since these machines are not great. And by golly we had wonderful success! The last was a bcm egg which I hear can be hard to hatch. It was almost fully formed but I’m guessing stopped somewhere right after lock down :(

So many beautiful babies! Almost a week old now.
 

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