Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. 4theloveofchick

    4theloveofchick Out Of The Brooder

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    So if you find out you do need to go down with your humidity, do I just take out the red tabs? Do I take some of the water out? I hate the thought of spending this kind of money, and because of my lack of knowledge, I deny life, and lose money. I'm sure to get 100% hatch rate for my first time is way out of my reach, but I would like for there to be as little loss as possible.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Actually, the old LG9200s are better than the new LG 9300s- They are terrible!!!
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You can open vents. I would start low, 30%-40%, and instead of putting water in the wells, put in a wet sponge. If your air cells are growing too fast you can add another sponge or a little water to up the humidity and slow down the growth. If the air cells aren't growing enough, you can pull out the sponge and run dry for a couple days.

    Just remember, shipped eggs are expected to have lower rates in general, so don't beat yourself up if it's not as good as you are hoping. Of course, I know people that have had 100% on shipped eggs too.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Ok, you got yours off craigslist, not shipped...nevermind the last part...lol I thought I remembered you were gettting shipped...my mind is cracked...lol (Good thing I went back and double checked...lol)
     
  5. 4theloveofchick

    4theloveofchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright! So getting used, paid off even more! Ha, now I can't wait to tell my DH
     
  6. 4theloveofchick

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    Glad to see someone else has days like me! That's good information for me to know, incase I have to get eggs shipped to me, so thank you for that info as well. So any normal sponge, new of course, will do?
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yeah, I buy mine at the dollar store. lol Just make sure they don't have any kind of chemical/cleaner in them. I don't know how that would affect the eggs.
     
  8. silkepopa101

    silkepopa101 New Egg

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    My first pip!! Here they come, ahh!! So excited! How long will I have to wait!?
     
  9. jlashaw

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    How exciting!!!! They can take a while. The pip just means they're taking a breather and absorbing the yolk into their abdomen. Sometimes, a chick will rest 18-48 hours before it's ready to zip and others will go really fast. Don't forget to post pics!
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yay!!!! It can take as little as 8-10 hours or as much as 24. After the pip, the eggs vascular system has to shut down and that can take a while. Keep us posted!! Any more??
     

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