Help with incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Freshchicks, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Freshchicks

    Freshchicks Hatching

    Apr 4, 2018
    Hello this is my first and only time incubating eggs (as they will be pets) I have 4 chicken eggs I was told from the farm turn once every 2 days now I'm reading to turn a lot more than that...I'm on day 22 so to late now to change anything but I'm worried because they haven't hatched and there is no movement. I am also worried as my incubator does not tell me the humidity level I'm topping up the water daily as it's just a 7 egg incubator (cheap) but i keep seeing to turn the level uo on day 18 but how do i do that on something like this that doesn't tell me the level or allow me to change it? I tried putting a wet sponge in there as I saw a tip to do that but it dried out sooo quick. Am I to late to save them anyone have any advice? U have pictured incubator iv just topped uo the water

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  2. Dmitrys

    Dmitrys Songster

    May 29, 2017
    The Earth
    I think the drops are on the glass is not normal. Humidity is too high. The shell does not let air into the egg and the embryo could die
  3. Kathryn173

    Kathryn173 Songster

    Apr 26, 2014
    Is there definitely a viable embryo? Have you candled them to make sure they are still alive?
  4. MearBear

    MearBear Songster

    Apr 2, 2018
    Canada New Brunswick
    Im sorry
  5. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Crossing the Road

    Mar 18, 2018
    East Hants N.S. Canada
    :eek: :hugs sorry they arent likely to hatch.

    Do what you can to lower the humidity so there arent water droplets on the lid. Or if there are it should be thin enough you can still see through it. That would be about 70% humidity and all you would need for the last 3 days. :hugs
  6. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Once every two days? This is completely incorrect. 5 times every single day is best for them. I'm sorry but your hatch may not go too well.

    As @Dmitrys said, the droplets in the incubator aren't normal and indicate that the humidity is way too high.

    You need to candle them to see if they are still alive :hmm. Did you candle them part way through?

    :hmm :fl
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