IF my humidity dropped to 60...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thatduckguyy, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that ok? Its lockdown none of them made a hole yet only cracks.
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Pipping isn't a hole per say, but a breaking of the outer shell, cracks as you are describing them. I would get warm to mildly hot water and use an old sock or rag, dip in the water and quickly place in the bator. This helps pump up the humidity. Ours dropped last week during lockdown, had a pip already and added the rag with warm water. Ended with 7 of 9 hatching from the last call duck eggs for the year.

    Shellie

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    I also have a new, clean spray bottle I fill with warm water and mist locked down eggs if I have to open the bator. Helps keep humidity up.
     
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  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    duckguyy, those eggs still have not hatched. Do not open incubator. Add hot water through the vent holes on top. I use a straw and chicken injector (looks like a syringe, ironic huh) I hope you get humidity back up. Michele
     
  4. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is it bad that they havent hatched yet?
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:is it bad that they havent hatched yet?

    I just hope all goes well I thought you were past hatch day, are you?
     
  6. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is it bad that they havent hatched yet?

    I just hope all goes well I thought you were past hatch day, are you?

    nope its day 28 [​IMG]
     

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