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I need help with LOCKDOWN!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by robnms, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 6 coro eggs and went and picked them up and made sure they had a smooth ride, here's my results so far:

    I set the eggs in the incy on the 10/26 after the incy was holding steady temps, I bought a new Hova 1602n with the turner and installed a fan.
    About an hour after I set them in the incy, 1 egg cracked so I chunked out but I read after that I could've sealed it with wax, lesson learned.
    I candled on day 7 and 1 was clear, that's 2 down.
    Day 18, I candled and 3 are moving inside the shell and 1 had a "ring of death". Down to 3.
    What else can I learn from my 1st hatch? I think I covered most of the usuall problems, Right?

    Temps are at 99.2-100.4 and humidity is at 75-80%, am I gonna have any problems????????

    Is the humidity too high, I read 85% and also 65%. What's right?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Is that your lockdown humidity? I would say that is a bit too high. I usually go with 70-75%.
     
  3. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that's why i'm asking. what's the best lockdown %????
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    70%
     
  5. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another question, is day 18 lockdown or 19??? I used the hatching app and it said day 18 to stop turning eggs and increase himidity to 85%. If 85% is wrong, what about day 18? I set the eggs on 10/26 at 2:25 pm and today is day 18.

    Feed me some knowledge, I don't want to lose these last 3.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:First off calm down!!! [​IMG] 85% is ridiculous!!! Day 18 is right.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Next time set more eggs. Hatch rates vary from bator to bator, person to person and climate to climate. I never set less than 12.
     
  8. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, maybe I need a cocktail but I need to make sure everything is right, Thanks for the help!!!!

    I had to put sponge in the incy to get the humidity up and since have removed it, the humidity is 72% on 1 & 75% on the other hygrometer. It should go down in a few minutes.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Is this your first hatch?
     
  10. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This was a last minute thing and they're coronation eggs, I should've used practice eggs for the first time but I didn't have time. "LIVE-N-LEARN". I have more eggs coming for the 2nd hatch, FBCM's and Delawares. I'll see how that goes.
     

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