Help with incubator and eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flamingoqueen, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. flamingoqueen

    flamingoqueen Out Of The Brooder

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    This is only my second time using our incubator to hatch chicken eggs. The first time I had 5 viable eggs and only 2 hatched and two made a pip but dried out on the inside and died. This go-around I made sure that lockdown which started yesterday have plenty of water in the incubator so that the humidity level was good. Friday morning at 7 a.m. there was a pip in one of the eggs already which according to my calculations is about 3 days too early for hatching. The chickens should hatch on Monday which is day 21. As you can see from this picture from the initial Pip this chick has made some progress however it has been 34 hours since the initial pip. Should I be concerned. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kitkatkate

    Kitkatkate Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, is it still chirping and moving? Actually at this point it should've hatched. It's been two days since your post.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
  3. flamingoqueen

    flamingoqueen Out Of The Brooder

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    they all died.
     
  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss.

    If they hatched 3 days early your temp may be running on the high side.
     

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