Help! I just went into lockdown mode with my chicks.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Thebossbaby, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Thebossbaby

    Thebossbaby Chirping

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    as I said, I just went into lockdown with the chicks, and I'm having problems. The humidity is staying around 73 after I added all the water, is this fine for hatch? If not how do I lower it?
     
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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    73 is absolutely fine. I hatch with higher humidity for my quail. The only time humidity is an issue is if it's high at the beginning of incubation and the eggs don't lose enough moisture. The chicks then don't have enough oxygen to sustain them in the air cell until they make an external pip (they don't drown - they suffocate). Make sure you have your vents open and your babies should be just fine. Good luck!
     
  3. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Yep 73 is good. Don’t panic! ​
     
  4. Thebossbaby

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    But it's my first time I can't stop panicking! And I called farm innovations, they told me to unplug the plugs AFTER the chicks start to hatch. Is that because it's circulated air? And now it's 75. Great
     
  5. Duck Lover88

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    Your fine… :) I honestly don't know anything about turning them off… 75 is ok to for now… just a random thought what kinda chicks are you hatching? :D
     
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  6. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Crossing the Road

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    my first timeincubating for lock down humidity was 88 or nothin, so I went with 88 they all (3) hatched. 75 is fine :)
     
  7. FeatheredFanatic

    FeatheredFanatic Chirping

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    Thet told you to unplug the vent holes because when the chicks start to hatch, the humidity will skyrocket. Plus this will let some oxygen in.
     
  8. Thebossbaby

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    Now it's 78! It's rising fast man! I don't want to be responsible for the death of 42 chicks at my hands!
     
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  9. Thebossbaby

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    Thank you all for the information, in Just still freaking out so don't take me elling personanly
     
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  10. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Crossing the Road

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    Are any pipped yet? As long as thy arent you can open the incubator and maybe absorb and remove some of the liquid.
     

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