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Hatching day!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hsfergie, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. hsfergie

    hsfergie New Egg

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    Hi all,

    I've been incubating 27 light Sussex eggs, which I recieved by post. Day 22, and I successfully have one gorgeous chick in a brooder. Should I be concerned that I hear or see nothing from the other 26 eggs?
    Temp has been a fairly steady 37.5 and humidity has been about 45-55 in early stages and 65-75 from day 18
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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If you have no external pips, I would do a candle and check on the rest. If there are not any internal pips, I'd be concerned. (Not really anything you could do, but it'd be a bad sign.) I believe 45-55% is too high for the first 17 days if you are not in a high elevation and especially if you use a styro bator. I don't like to see humidity get over 40% personally. I run mine at 30%. But the key is to monitor your air cells during the incubation to see if your humidity is working for your eggs or if you need to adjust.
     
  3. hsfergie

    hsfergie New Egg

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    Thank you. At least we got one!
     
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