First time incubating chicken eggs ON DAY 20! But I have questions...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Melodace, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Melodace

    Melodace New Egg

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    Jun 18, 2010
    so i'm completely stoked out of my mind. i'm an eighteen year old girl and am hatching chicks for my ex's mom... weird, i know.

    it's a REALLY make-shift bator, his dad made it, but it's generally done a pretty good job with them. i don't have a way of checking humidity... but they've hatched tons of chicks with it.
    the temperature went down to about 96 or 97 for a few days... how big of a deal is that?
    i don't want people harping on me about how i need to specifically measure everything, it's too late for that now. the point is that i've done TONS of research and i candled my babies on the 15th, 16th and 17th day of incubation.... out of the 24, ONLY 13 were fertilized, obviously a bit of a sketchy batch, but we knew that from the start.
    point is, i have thirteen babies in my bator, increased humidity, laying on their sides and the incubator is on LOCKDOWNNN. i'm so excited hahaha.
    i THINK i have my first pip!
    i was just wondering.... can a pip be a little bump on the egg? like a dent made by the baby? it's not a hole yet.
    is it normal that i'm just getting pips now? probably because of the lower temperature back about a week ago.
    i'm going to post a picture of it! i love BYC! it's helped me so much throughout these past few weeks! [​IMG]

    if anyone has ANY advice, please give it!

    thanks guys!

    candace
     
  2. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    Probably a half pip but idk go to mypetchicken.com and scroll down and go to incubating free guide
     

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