First time hatcher on day 20. please help.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amijab, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. amijab

    amijab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have got on here before because I don't know if I have messed everything up. I have a brinsea incubator that holds seven eggs. The automatic egg turner has not turned today so I guess i am in lock down. But...I had to lift the lid to put more water in and take out the egg turner. So now i am worried that the humidity will not be high enough. I don't understand how I can not open to refill the water if the water evaporates? Also I hear a chick chirping, that does not look like i spelled that right. But I only hear one. What is zipping and pipping? Well i hope i get through this or atleast some chicks get through this. Any help would be so great.
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    Mandy in Kaysville, Utah
     
  2. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I know it is nerve wracking! I think the most important thing now is to not open the incubator. Let them do their thing, it could take 24 hours or more. Opening the incubator after a chick has pipped could dry out the chick and it could get stuck inside that dried out egg.
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    peeping= the chirps you hear
    pipping= cracking that first little hole in the egg
    zipping= when the chick starts cracking the top off its egg, like unzipping the egg.
    and then hatch!
    Good luck!
     
  3. amijab

    amijab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i don't say any pipping just peeping. But what do I do about the water. In order to keep humidity up I have to make sure water is there but I can't open the incubator to fill it.
     
  4. amijab

    amijab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was supposed to say I don't "see" any pipping just peeping.
     
  5. amijab

    amijab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and i guess i dont "see" peeping, just "hear" peeping[​IMG]
     
  6. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol...late? lol
    I gotchya. If it was me... and there was no pipping yet and the humidity was too low, I would warm up some water and put it in as quickly as ya could. Then don't open it again. When the first egg hatches the humidity seems to jump up a little. Just the humidity from the egg I guess.
     

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