I MADE A MISTAKE, I OPEND THE INCUBATOR DAY 20, AN EGG WAS PIPPED!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shadow Source, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Shadow Source

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    Hello!

    I am incubating 14 chicken eggs I got in the mail. It is day 20, and saw no signs of pipping, or chirping. I have a broody hen hatch some of her own eggs, and they are due the same day. The broody' eggs are pipped, but the ones I have in the incubator have not. So I opened the incubator to see if there is any internal pipping. But, when I was opening in a shower of condensation that had built up on the windows of my Little Giant Incubator rained down on my eggs!! I started candling, and found that none of my Bantams had pipped the air cell, but when I got to the leghorns one had externally pipped!! I freaked out, put water in the reservoir, and shut the lid. Do you think any other eggs will hatch? I have a ton of money invested in some of these eggs, and I don't want to loose any chicks!!

    Thanks!!
     
  2. ButtonquailGirl14

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    I hope they do! Im not sure you can help it now... @Texas Kiki
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    You opening the bator for a minute isn't going to hurt anything.

    Have you been candling throughout and do you have calibrated instruments inside your bator.

    It sounds like your humidity is way too high if you have water dripping on the eggs.
     
  4. Punkybrewster

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    I dont see why not. Maybe im not understanding what went wrong. Opening the incubator during lock down with a pipped egg is not a death sentence to the viable eggs in my experience. Is that what you are worried about? If so, you should be okay.
     
  5. Punkybrewster

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    Humidity sounds too high if its dripping though....
     
  6. Shadow Source

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    It has always done that, I aim for 75% in lockdown. For the first few hours after I add water it usually is at about 85% then drops to 75%.
     
  7. Shadow Source

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    I have done a few hatches with this incubator, and I seem to get 75-80% hatch rates with non shipped eggs.
     
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    Everything will be fine. Best wishes..
     
  9. Texas Kiki

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    Wow that is very high...or would be too high for me.
    I hope everything goes well for you.:fl
     
  10. Shadow Source

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    :flOk thanks
     

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