Help flood in incubator during hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NNYchick, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. NNYchick

    NNYchick Songster

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    I am having a heck of a time. Today is day 21, I have one chick hatched and 2 pips. I couldn’t get my humidity up so I kept lifting the edge and adding water. Then my temperature kept going down it was down to 92 degrees. I lifted the top off to see what was going on and found the eggs and chicks sitting in a pool of water. Quickly removed chick and eggs dumped water and put paper towels down and put them all back in. Chick is still chirping and the 2 piped eggs are chirping. Is there something thing else I should do? Am I going to lose the eggs?
     
  2. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Is the incubator still cool? see what you can do to help warm it up. The chicks are probably peeping because they are cold.
     
  3. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    Can you put a heatlamp above the incubator to help get the heat up quickly?
     
  4. NNYchick

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    I did turn the heat up, it’s up to 98 with 85% humidity.
     
  5. Redhead Rae

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    Then the chick might just be lonely. First hatched chicks are usually noisy until other chicks hatch.
     
  6. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    Fingers crossed. :fl I think you'll be OK. First chick is probably lonely. Won't be long until the others are here though! :)
     
  7. NNYchick

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    Praying I didn’t screw this up. This is only my second time hatching in the incubator. 1st time I was at work when the action happened. Last time I had 3 broodies so I took the eggs out at lockdown and gave them to broody. Hopefully more than one hatches. I do have a broody right now but she has only been broody a week so not sure if she will take the chick if I try tonight. I plan to brood this group in the house.
     
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  8. Redhead Rae

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    It depends on the bird, but a week may be long enough.
     
  9. NNYchick

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    Ok if the rest don’t make it I’ll try, so it won’t be alone in brooder.
     
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    Good move!

    That'll do!

    <crossingfingers>
     
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