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How can you tell if they will hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KSdancer, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. KSdancer

    KSdancer Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2011
    My hatch date is tomorrow, but this is my first time and I'm wondering if there is any way to tell if they will hatch or not? I never had a humidity reader in there and I kept the temp at 97 instead of 99.5 because that is what someone told me to do! Is there any way to tell if they are alive in there or not?
  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2010
    97 is WAAAAY too low. they might either hatch late and lethargic or not at all [​IMG]
    but they will chirp if they will hatch.
  3. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    i would get a hygrometer for next time. they aren't that expensive. i picked one up at menards for 5 bucks; takes a while to register, but it works fine.

    otherwise it's like throwing flour, sugar, eggs and oil in a pan without measuring and wondering if you'll get a cake. [​IMG]

    heat and humidity are the main ingredients in cooking eggs
  4. KSdancer

    KSdancer Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2011
    This is why I signed up on here! I get sooo many different opinions and information on these guys! Well I hope they hatch....

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