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Help-Should I move them or leave them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by needtohatch, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just finished candling my eggs (day 17) I was going to move them into the hatcher in the morning. Now I am not sure what to do. Almost all of them seem to have lots of room left. I thought my temp was staying around 101 (have still air) and since my last hatch started piping on day 20 with at temp of 102 I was not worried about it being only at 101. Now after this I rechecked my thermometer and it is running about 2 degrees low so really my temp has only been around 99. [​IMG] It tested right on before I put it in so did not think much till tonight. I candled last on day 12 and all looked ok. So now I am wondering should I move them to the hatcher or leave them in the bator and turned for another day or two? [​IMG]
    Any ideas? Oh and should I turn up them temp now or just leave it since I am close to the end?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt turn it up. On my last 3 days my temp went up to 103 i had to turn it down the heat will raise from the body heat of the chicks. Mine is running 99 right now also.
     
  3. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have an opinion on if I should leave them in the bator for a few more days or move them to the hatcher? On day 18 now. I did take the temp up to 101-102. I am wondering if I move them to the hatcher how will the higher humidity affect them if they are a few days behind due to the low temps.
     
  4. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really need some ideas please. Day 19 will start in a few hours and I really don't know what to do. Will the higher humidity in the hatcher cause problems if the eggs are a few days behind due to low temps?
    Thanks
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Me I wouldn't have raise the temp but since you have go ahead and put them in the hatcher since its the evening of day 18 and raise the humidity. Only thing I know to do at this point.
     

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