Help plz.

joni1986

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 5, 2014
60
2
33
Ok I've read up on everything and been learning a lot but I didn't know how much water to put in at lockdown so I figured I'd start low and move up. I've been doing a dry hatch and the humidity is at 70%. I opened for a minute and swabbed some water out but what else can I do? I already have one that pipped a bit. All the super info has got me paranoid and I don't want them to drown.
 

joni1986

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 5, 2014
60
2
33
400
 

Dcat

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 19, 2014
332
24
96
AA County Maryland
I'd say as long as you don't go over 70% you should be ok. I try to keep mine at 65% which is what I believe is middle range on what you want your humidity to be. Try not to open the incubator again to keep the humidity steady. You want your humidity higher during hatching so they don't dry out. As the chicks hatch it should go up because of their moisture, let it go, don't open the incubator. Keep us updated and more pics please, mine are due to hatch on Sunday and I'm getting antsy.
 

joni1986

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 5, 2014
60
2
33
Thx. Ok. I won't open again:). And I'm super Ansy this is my first hatch since my teacher hatched some in school and I got to keep them all. (Life changing event) I'm excited to see what they look like cause they are all mixed and Don't even know what is what really. I collected eggs for 6 days then set them. They are alive and moving cant believe it. My hubby thinks maybe 5 out of the 25 will hatch but I wanna prove him wrong I can do this!!!!
 

Dcat

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 19, 2014
332
24
96
AA County Maryland
Did you candle them before lock down? I only set 10 eggs and only 5 made it this far. All 5 are rocking and I'm really looking forward to hatch day. Mine are all mixed too, the only thing I know for certain is the roo is a Lavender Orphington. I bought the eggs locally but I'm debating on having some shipped so I can try hatching out some Polish. I love their look. I love it when I can prove my husband wrong about something happy! He gets all quietly happy watching me get silly which makes me get happier.
How long has that one been pipped?
 

joni1986

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 5, 2014
60
2
33
Did you candle them before lock down? I only set 10 eggs and only 5 made it this far. All 5 are rocking and I'm really looking forward to hatch day. Mine are all mixed too, the only thing I know for certain is the roo is a Lavender Orphington. I bought the eggs locally but I'm debating on having some shipped so I can try hatching out some Polish. I love their look. I love it when I can prove my husband wrong about something happy! He gets all quietly happy watching me get silly which makes me get happier. 
  How long has that one been pipped?
yes we candled them all 3 were quitters. Several are rolling around this one was pipped this morning Tom night is hatch time so it's a little early. It's gotten through membrane and peeping strong. We have a polish hen an lavender Orph I think. She is super fluffy. I wanna get roosters to match and get them in their own pens but figured if do a mixed hatch first!!!
 

joni1986

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 5, 2014
60
2
33
I meant only three were quitters.
yes we candled them all 3 were quitters. Several are rolling around this one was pipped this morning Tom night is hatch time so it's a little early. It's gotten through membrane and peeping strong. We have a polish hen an lavender Orph I think. She is super fluffy. I wanna get roosters to match and get them in their own pens but figured if do a mixed hatch first!!!
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom