I need some hand holding!!!

Wild Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
180
2
119
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%......
I FREAKED
, 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
 

gabrielle1976

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
5,561
68
281
Columbia river gorge
Just make shure you keep the humidity up the rest of the time and you should be fine.
Im shure someone will have more advice but Im bettting its ok.
Dont open the bator though.
 

L*A*G*

Songster
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
1,029
0
169
planet chicken
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.

it's all gonna be ok!
 

Wild Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
180
2
119
West Michigan
Thanks girls.....I totally FREAKED
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"...
......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
12
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.
 

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!

I have no pips yet, but it is still early.

Good Luck!!!
 

crtrlovr

Still chillin' with my peeps
11 Years
Mar 13, 2008
4,044
16
233
East South Central (West KY)
Quote:I think the "lather" part she already had... probably been sweating like a hard-rode horse during the work day...
The "breathe in, breathe out" part she might have to work on to prevent hyperventilation, or anoxia from holding her breath!
 

miss_jayne

Lady_Jayne
11 Years
Jun 26, 2008
9,089
12
271
Columbiaville, MI
Quote:I think the "lather" part she already had... probably been sweating like a hard-rode horse during the work day...
The "breathe in, breathe out" part she might have to work on to prevent hyperventilation, or anoxia from holding her breath!


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!
 

Wild Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
180
2
119
West Michigan
I think the hyperventilating part is pretty accurate!!!
And thanks Miss Jayne for the reminder to breath!!! And Hobbychick....here's good vibes for your hatch!!!


OK...nother question, about how long from pip to hatch???
This is KILLING me


Thanks for all the encouragement!!
 

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