I need some hand holding!!!

Wild Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
180
2
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West Michigan
Yesterday was day 18 of my very first hatch.....went to bed last night and humidity was 62%......woke up this morning to 3 pips and humidity at 32%......
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I FREAKED
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, added water, and brought the humidity up to 68% where it is at right now. When I got home there were 2 additional pips and lots of chirping. I have no idea when the humidity dropped, but now I'm worried that I have killed some of my babies. Do you think they should be alright....please, someone, anyone.......

Thanks in advance,

Amy
 

L*A*G*

Songster
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWAY!!!!!!!!!!!
don't even think for a sec that it killed anything.
humidity isn't gonna kill them like that. the only way humidity could kill a chick in a shell is when it is like in the teens for a long time.

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it's all gonna be ok!
 

Wild Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
180
2
119
West Michigan
Thanks girls.....I totally FREAKED
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and had a hard time concentrating at work LOL!!! I think I drove my husband nuts because I called about 20 times.......I tried getting my boss to let me go home on "maternity leave"...
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......he said no LOL!!!

Is the humidity OK in the upper 60's?
 
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miss_jayne

Lady_Jayne
11 Years
Jun 26, 2008
9,089
14
271
Columbiaville, MI
you are so fine. no freaking out allowed. thou must chill.

i try to stick to 60 - 65%. but, i hatch in a cabinet, so other eggs are in there that are not hatching. (staggered hatch.)

breath in. breath out. lather, rinse, repeat.
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hobbychick

Songster
12 Years
May 9, 2007
222
4
141
Illinois
You and I are in the same boat. I am on day 19 and having trouble w/my humidity also. Maybe we can hold each others hand!
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I have no pips yet, but it is still early.

Good Luck!!!
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crtrlovr

Still chillin' with my peeps
Mar 13, 2008
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I think the "lather" part she already had... probably been sweating like a hard-rode horse during the work day...
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The "breathe in, breathe out" part she might have to work on to prevent hyperventilation, or anoxia from holding her breath!
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miss_jayne

Lady_Jayne
11 Years
Jun 26, 2008
9,089
14
271
Columbiaville, MI
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I think the "lather" part she already had... probably been sweating like a hard-rode horse during the work day...
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The "breathe in, breathe out" part she might have to work on to prevent hyperventilation, or anoxia from holding her breath!
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dang it. i just caused Wild Chicken to Hyperventilate, and Foam at The Mouth. i feel horrid. okay, not really horrid, but an eensy weensy bit.

okay! i'll admit it. i don't feel horrid at all.

but i still want her hatch to be uber blessed!
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Wild Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
180
2
119
West Michigan
I think the hyperventilating part is pretty accurate!!!
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And thanks Miss Jayne for the reminder to breath!!! And Hobbychick....here's good vibes for your hatch!!!
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OK...nother question, about how long from pip to hatch???
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This is KILLING me
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Thanks for all the encouragement!!
 

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