FOR INFO PURPOSES: Humidity Drop After Water Addition After Lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Smuvers Farm, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    I have 3 faverolle eggs in my incubator. Put into lockdown on the 18th. Temp good, humidity at about 67%.

    Last night, one pipped:

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    Without my knowledge, my DH opened the incubator and filled it with water, simply because he said the sponges *looked dry*..... although I had JUST checked the humidity and it was good.

    Now, the hygrometers are at 38% (approximately 6 hours after he lifted the lid and added water) and the pipping egg looks like this:

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    The chickie IS alive and breathing and such, but the other 2 eggs aren't rocking around like they had been previously....
     
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  2. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Added WARM water with a bendy straw and syringe through one of the holes to the sponges. Humidity instantly rose up to 60% and still climbing. Seven doesn't seem to be zipping, but pecking a hole into the shell.

    Weird derp.

    @Chickassan

    Still nothing from Six and Mr. Nibbles (name of the other 2 eggs)
     
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  3. Chickens_4Life

    Chickens_4Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! I hope the other two eggs are fine. I am not th person to ask in this case, so look out for more professional people. Good that you added warm water, too.
     
  4. Altfrizzle

    Altfrizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about the ones that hadn't pipped externally. They will stop rocking once they are in position. I would probably have a spray bottle with warm water ready, and pull out that egg to open it up a bit and make sure it didn't shrink wrap in there. If the membranes dried out it won't be able to move to zip. You might need to moisten with coconut oil or something.
     
  5. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    I'm not worried. Not my first time at the incubating rodeo as they say! I am posting this for informational purposes. Lockdown means lockdown! :) Hubby opened the perfectly humid incubator for no other reason than the sponges *looked dry*, which then caused a DROP in humidity.

    Also, I don't think a spray bottle of water would be of use, as it could accidentally get water on the eggs which, in turn, would cause more evaporation. Plus, a spray bottle would require opening the incubator, which is what caused the problem in the first place.

    Thank you for your input though.
     
  6. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Seven currently. Better hatch soon!

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  7. WVduckchick

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    lookin good! :thumbsup
     
  8. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Here's 7, derpy little head *stuck* in the shell.... yeesh! 20180321_061213.jpg 20180321_061444.jpg 20180321_061551.jpg 20180321_061948.jpg 20180321_061950.jpg
     
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  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Nope, just hatch gunk. Make sure it falls off soon and he doesn't keep dragging it around.
     

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