HELP!!!!update: humidity thru the roof while chicks are still hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stevin, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i placed my eggs into the incubator on Jan 15th at approx 6pm.
    now i placed the eggs into lockdown mode lastnite, Feb 2 around 6pm. is that correct? a friend is telling me that i should have put them into lockdown on the 1st of Feb. he's counting calendar days where i've been going by the hour & day i set the eggs....if that makes any sense....
    man, i hope i didn't screw things up, 39 out of 40 made into lockdown or atleast what i thought was lockdown....
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2011
  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    You did it correctly. I went into lockdown yesterday about the same time as you. I set my eggs on the same date and time you did. We both can't be wrong [​IMG]
     
  3. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was given this link by another member here. I'm still confused as well. I set my eggs Jan. 17, 2 days after you at 6pm also, and had planned to lockdown on Feb 3 at 6pm, according to what this link says:

    http://homesteadapps.com/app/free/hatchchart/hatchturnsche.php

    Can someone else chime in on the subject?
     
  4. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apparently, in the link I first pasted, counting the day set as day 1 is incorrect, which I thought originally. So you'd be correct having locked down on the 2nd, and mine will be locking down on the 4th. Here's a link I just found that explains it more clearly:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=446426

    Good luck with our hatches! [​IMG]

    Next time I'll know to plan for a weekend hatch, day 21 for us will be Monday. We've also had inconsistent temps, so I'm expecting possibly a late hatch. This was our first attempt, and we're (my son and I) learning a lot.
     
  5. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put my eggs in the bator on Jan. 30th. Hatch day is about Feb. 20th. Basically.... Days 1-18 you turn them so many times a day with around 101.5 degree temp and 60-65% humidity. Then days 19-21 same temp and humidity up to 80-85%. I put mine in at 9:45 in the morning and will be doing lock down around the 18th. I will turn for the last time the night of the 17th, and not touch them again until they are chicks if they hatch. (I'm using an LG 9200 series incubator, which is crappy. And this is the first time incubating eggs from these particular hens who are under a yr old... same with roo.) We'll be candling this weekend to check things out. [​IMG] Wish us luck! And I'm sure your eggs/chicks will be fine. They'll probably still hatch on the same day. 21 days is 21 days, even if you went into lock down 1 day late. Good luck!
     
  6. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i i put mine in on jan15th 5 pm lock down started 5 pm last night

    i started with 17 ee eggs candled day 6 5 where clear

    12 eggs candled at lockdown 2 quiters around day 10 or 12

    10 good eggs into lockdown due to hatch on sat.
     
  7. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today is day 20..... and this morning around 5am while geting ready for work i could hear chirps coming from the incubator so i took a look and didn't notice any pips. then later this morning the wife called to say that she's been hearing the chirps all morning and went to look at the eggs and she had noticed 8 eggs that have pipped!!!!!!!!!!

    also, i have both reservoirs filled w/water in my 1588 and my humidty has been a steady 62-64% is that to low for lockdown?
     
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  8. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I'm just venting here, I started mine the 15th also. I was planning on going into lockdown on the 1st and that day we had rolling blackouts, 1 hr each, starting at I'm guessing around 5am. Temp got down below 86 at least once (I was too busy getting the water pipes unfrozen to think about the incubator at 5am- Dang!), and around 94 the second time. After that I had it 'under control' - then the blackouts stopped. I hear nothing and see nothing and think I've just got an incubator full of dead chicks. But I took it into lock down anyway and we'll see. [​IMG]
     
  9. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    galanie,
    the lower temps might have just delayed the hatching process a lil bit.
    i hope everything works out for ya.....
     
  10. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got home from work and i found 19 pipped eggs & 1 chick running around!!
    hoping to see a few more pips by morning
     

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