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HELP day 18 and air cell too small

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1 Critter Camp, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a very successful 18 days of development. I have opened the incubator only two times and have added water via the holes on top. ALL eggs that were fertile have developed and moving wonderfully.

    According to the diagram I found on line, the air cell for most of the eggs are about like they should be on day 14...

    What can I do to increase their odds of hatching?

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    In this case, I would consider removing the water you have in there, not upping the humidity when you lock down, but just stop turning them. Keep a really close eye on them and don't up the humidity until they start pipping, with any luck they will lose enough water to make up for a few days. Does your incubator have humidity control?
     
  3. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your reply!
    Day 21, things are looking good.
    One black polish with white head feathers has hatched... two more pipping...so excited!

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    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013

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