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Help please! Do I need to start lockdown early??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wvcountrygirl, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. wvcountrygirl

    wvcountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 duck eggs in my incubator, they have all internally pipped, are rocking, and peeping and lockdown isn't until Wednesday! Should I just go ahead with my scheduled lockdown on Wednesday or go ahead and start? My humidity is staying in the 50s right now.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    If they pipped internally you can bump up the humidity a little bit, say to 60%. Once they've pipped through the shells you need to keep it at 65% or higher.
     
  3. wvcountrygirl

    wvcountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! What about turning them? Is it ok to go ahead and stop?
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You don't have to turn them any more. Good luck with the hatch!
     
  5. wvcountrygirl

    wvcountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an external pip!
     
  6. sumi

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    Getting there... What is the humidity in there now?
     
  7. wvcountrygirl

    wvcountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Its70% right now. Is that good?
     
  8. sumi

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    Perfect [​IMG] Keep an eye on it and make sure it stays above 60%.
     
  9. wvcountrygirl

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    Thanks! Hopefully we have good and easy hatches!
     
  10. sumi

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    Fingers crossed!
     

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