How long should I wait for them to hatch? *More Q's in post 4*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JustMandy, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. JustMandy

    JustMandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, it's my first hatch. [​IMG]

    They were due to hatch 10.10.10. Two started on 10.9.10 one hatched the next afternoon, then 3 more throughout the day.

    I had 11 eggs that I candled before lock down and were all moving.

    When do I give up on the others?

    How long will the chicks be okay in there while I wait? One is coming up on 24 hours.
     
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Open it, take out the babies, & give it a couple more days. By the 13th, they will definitely be hatched or not going to.
     
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  3. I have given them 2-3 more days and sometimes had the late hatcher. Good luck!
     
  4. JustMandy

    JustMandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I moved teh babies out but then all the levels went nuts and there are many more hatching. I think they "pipped" does that mean they broke that first hole?

    So the humidity went down, I inticipated that so I added hot water before I took the babies out but then it got really high.

    Within a half an hour it went something like this:

    80 to 65 to 90 then back to 80ish.

    I know there's nothing I can do about it now but would that big flux be a problem?

    The temp went a little wonky through all that, too but not as bad. It might have gotten down to 96 but my bator has been running a degree or two low the whole time.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    It's ok. The temp & humididity may fluxuate, but inside the shell, it stays the same. The incubator will re-regulate before the eggs change at all. They can handle it!
    The lower temp is why they are slow to hatch. I keep my Sportsman 1502 at 99.5 degrees.
     
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  6. JustMandy

    JustMandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured that about the lower temp. I don't fully trust my thermometer and the last time I tried to up it a couple degrees, I over adjusted and the bator was 111* for a few hours. [​IMG]

    My water probe temp has been a steady 99.
     
  7. JustMandy

    JustMandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a little eye candy
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  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What birdaholic said - I give eggs 3 days past scheduled date of hatch to ensure those that can, will.
     
  9. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok not to steal the post here but my hatch day was Saturday I had 14 hatch Saturday 5 hatch yesterday and so far 2 hatch today. If the other 2 dont hatch or pip by tomorrow I should get rid of them Wednesday?
     
  10. JustMandy

    JustMandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke up to 4 more babies! Thanks for telling me to be parient.

    I kept wanting to "help" them but my newly formed BYC inner voice kept screaming "NOOOOO!!!" So glad I listened!

    One pipped and one ? left.
     

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