I think I screwed up!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickaholic, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I saw what looked like a chick starting to pip day 17 (Yesterday) so I put them in lockdown last night, 1 day early.....meanwhile my incubater went crazy during the middle of the night and went up to 102 degrees and only 35% humidity. So I added a little more water this morning, now its at 75% and the windows are foggy!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I am new at this and this is the second time during this incubation that the stupid incubator has spiked up like this. So I turn it down just a tiny bit and now its at 98 degrees, I am trying to get it back up but have I totaly ruined my first hatch??
     
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    NOO its perfectly fine! They may just be a lil hot but thats it. All is good!! 98 degrees is good. In the directions that came from my brinsea, they said you can lower the temp. 3 degrees during hatch.
     
  3. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So the chick that I thought was "pipping" I don't think was now but there is a "bend" in the egg and looks like something was happening but its still just a bend in the egg, what could that mean?
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Time for a trip to the store. You have got to relax. Too late now just hope for the best.

    Wishing you well
    rancher
     
  5. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I Agree, the best thing you can do is find something to do. Don't even look at the bator for the next 24 hours [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats going to be hard!! Just for the fact that the bator spikes then goes down then spikes and goes down again, and the humidity is off a lot, I feel like I have to watch it [​IMG] needless to say I wont be using this bator again!! Need a new one now, anyone have any suggestions on a good one?
     
  7. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's fine! The chicks can deal with 102. Hope the hatch goes well! [​IMG]
     
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Believe me we've all been there and will be there again. It's always the same. OOhhh the insanity! At least you know your normal like the rest of us. [​IMG]

    Wishing you a good hatch.

    rancher
     
  9. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    I like the brinsea octagon eco 20. On sale for 99$$$!!
     
  10. Chickaholic

    Chickaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:REALLY!!!! Where is it on sale at?? I want that one!!
     

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