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Hatching chickens on last days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beginnerHatcher, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. beginnerHatcher

    beginnerHatcher New Egg

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    Hi im new to this website and to hatching chickens. I recently bought eggs and started incubating.
    I have done everything right so far and candled some and found growing chickens! The one question i have is what should the temperature be in celsius? Right now i have it at 36.8-37.5. The humidity i presume is correct 70-80%. But does anyone know the temperature it should be in CELSIUS during days 18 and up?
     
  2. Clearly

    Clearly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    37.5c is correct... At least per my brinsea incubator.

    Also, Google has a Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion calculator for any future help. :)

    Good luck with your chickies!
     
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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If you have a forced air incubator then, 37.5C is correct. If you have a still air incuator the temps should be 38.3-38.9C taken near the tops of the eggs. 70% + is good humidity for LOCKDOWN and HATCHING.

    You do not need to adjust the temps for lockdown and hatch. Some people do lower it a degree (F) for hatch, but it's not a neccessity.
     
  4. beginnerHatcher

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    Ok thank you I'm just new so I wanted to make sure none of them were at risk also I just saw that one egg somehow has a tiny puddle underneath it is that ok?
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    A tiny puddle of what? Water? If it's water I'd sop it up, if it's coming from the egg there's a bigger problem.
     
  6. beginnerHatcher

    beginnerHatcher New Egg

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    I don't think it's the egg.but if the chicks are in lockdown how can I sop up the water. Is it ok to open it?
     
  7. beginnerHatcher

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    It meaning the incubator
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yes, but you're talking to someone who doesn't believe in hands off. [​IMG] I keep my humidity up and open often during hatch.
     
  9. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two questions: What percentage of your eggs hatch and what do you do when you open the incubator?
     
  10. beginnerHatcher

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    I'm new to this so do you suggest I open it from lockdown and soak up the water. Or...
     

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