I have some questions! Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    I am a new person to hatching out eggs; especially in my homemade bator! [​IMG]
    I have a few questions:

    1. what does "pipping" mean?

    2. at what day during incubation should I stop turning the eggs?

    3. how long will it take for a chick to dry and be ready to be put in the broody after hatching?

    4. What should temp. /humidity be on few days before hatching?

    Please try to answer most of the questions! [​IMG] I don't know a lot about what to do when hatching eggs. I know some basic stuff, like how often to turn them, etc.
    ANY ADVISE!!?? [​IMG]
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    anyone? please? [​IMG]
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Pipping means the chick has poked a hole in the shell
    day 18 is when you should stop turning the eggs
    Give the chick a few hours to dry off (they can stay up to 24 hours in the bator)
    temp should be 99.5F-101F and humidity should be 60%-70% from day 18-21
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    replying more as a bump than because I have lots of information [​IMG] ...

    pipping is when the chick starts to crack its way out of the egg

    I believe you stop turning on (or after?) day 17

    I think people usually wait 24 hrs or so, but depends on how synchronously the eggs hatch

    and dunno about 4


    Good luck, and I am sure someone will come along and give better answers (e.t.a. - see, there ya go, Stevie got there first [​IMG]),

    Pat
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Ok thanks! That really helps! I wasn't sure what pipping was and when they do it, but now i know! Thanks! [​IMG]
    and anyone can still add advise if they want! I need all i can get! [​IMG]
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Here is the best advice I can give. Dont touch the chickies after they hatch. I know it will be tempting but wait till they are fully dry. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    wow![​IMG] Thanks! that really saved me! LOL I didn't know that. :eek: I will be sure not to touch the cute little chickies when they hatch.....even though they look so adorable and look like they need help!
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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