HEEEEELP me, im PANICKING!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultryrox11, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. poultryrox11

    poultryrox11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know i'm not supposed to post the same thing twice, but we just went from 6 pips to 10 pips in 2 min. a day early and 69% humidity! I don't know what to do with the humidity and my mom wants to open it and i don't know!!! [​IMG] Help me!
     
  2. piccolini

    piccolini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The humidity sounds fine to me. Don't open the bator- they need the humidity or you end up with chicks that get stuck in their shells.
    Good luck! Sounds like you did a good job if you got them this far
    [​IMG] for you!
     
  3. poultryrox11

    poultryrox11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, we will leave it! Lots and lts of tapping and pipping and peeping! I hop it goes okay!!!
     
  4. victor1800

    victor1800 Out Of The Brooder

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    the humidty will go up high when chicks hatch and release moisture into bator. This is what I have read on the info around this site. [​IMG] it should not be a problem
     
  5. piccolini

    piccolini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exciting! What are you hatching??
     
  6. poultryrox11

    poultryrox11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope not [​IMG] I heard it can drown them at 70% ?Or is that during the beginning of lockdown?I'm confused!!
     
  7. poultryrox11

    poultryrox11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not sure, actually, we got the eggs from our flock and they should be crosses between production reds, barreds, new hampshire reds,golden laced wyandottes, welsummers red sexlinks and so on. I don't know what they will be.
     
  8. piccolini

    piccolini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I'v got in the incubator right now too! A whole lot of who knows what [​IMG]
     
  9. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are pipping and moving you are doing fine. DON'T open the bator!!!!! If you are at or above 70%, I would have the vents open full, but I would leave the lid closed. Congrats!!!! Sit on you hands and count babies!
     
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    if they are pipped, they will not drown.. they drown before they pip, if they are going to drown at all..

    high humidity in the bator is not a problem at hatch.. remember, inside the egg it is 100% humidity so anything in the bator is actually less...
     

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