First timer incubating eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RanonDunn1, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. RanonDunn1

    RanonDunn1 Just Hatched

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    This is our second batch we are trying to hatch. We have a still air incubator and the temp has been steady at 94* and humidity is at 70%This is day 23 and though there seems to be movement in the eggs they have yet to pip. Anyone know how long is too long in incubator?
     
  2. Laurobee13

    Laurobee13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Careful - I've left one too long and it exploded! Did you candle any of the eggs? This late into the incubation I wouldn't risk picking them up to candle - just in case they are settling still. I've waited a week after they were supposed to hatch before, and had only one late hatcher and none exploded that time.

    The temp worries me though - eggs should ideally be kept at 99.5 degrees. Humidity around 55-60ish until closer to hatching - then you want it up towards 70+. If you don't see a pip in the next day or two, I'd say you probably won't see any at all :(

    Good luck!
     
  3. RanonDunn1

    RanonDunn1 Just Hatched

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    That's what I figured. I did do a water test today and it was a good test. I've tried to get the temp up but that's where it sits. I'm beginning to wonder if we got a bad incubator.
     
  4. RanonDunn1

    RanonDunn1 Just Hatched

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    Oh and yes I candles them 3x previously starting around day 10 and they were fertile.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If the eggs were too cool it would take longer for them to be ready to hatch, so you are still in a safe zone.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Do you think that it could be your thermometer that is not properly calibrated - just a thought...
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, RanonDunn1, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I am an incubating & hatching novice so I will defer to the experts on those matters. I wish you a successful hatch and thank you for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
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    RanonDunn1 Just Hatched

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