Im freaking out. Help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by katty26, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. katty26

    katty26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I have chicken eggs in my incubator due for lockdown tomorrow but I also put golden pheasant eggs in there at the same time and they take 3 days longer is it ok to raise humidity that soon or is this just going to be a horrible thing!!!!
     
  2. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you'll be fine. Incubating eggs is trial and error..
     
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  3. Erka97

    Erka97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they will probably be okay, however be careful with the humidity. When I first started hatching, I followed the instructions on adding water to incubators exactly. My hatches were awful, most of the chicks died. Now I don't add any water, except perhaps a little right before hatch time -I also don't do "lockdown," but different people have different opinions on that- and now I estimate my hatch rates at around 90% or more.
     
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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    :welcome

    If the pheasant eggs have lost sufficient moisture they should be ok. It's not ideal, but it doesn't mean it won't work.
     
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  5. katty26

    katty26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone I have my fingers crossed
     
  6. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let us know how u get on. Xx
     
  7. katty26

    katty26 Out Of The Brooder

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    So far 4 days after all my ameraucana chicks hatched my 11st pheasant just hatched and one has pipped!!! Worried about my incubator being so nasty from all the chicks that hatched hope they don't get sick.....what would you guys do at this point? Just let it be and hope it's going to be ok or take it out and blow dry it or something so it's not running around in the nasty stuff??
     
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  8. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After my chicks hatched I took them straight out and put them under the heat plate. And They were fine. They stayed lay down until they where dry and fluffy [​IMG]
     
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  9. katty26

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    Ok so 3 put of my 5 phesant eggs hatched so far I have one that just pipped and one that I thought was dead so I took it out of incubator with my last 2 chick eggs that didn't hatch and I went to see why the pheasant and chicks never hatched so I cracked pheasant egg open wasn't moving so,keeps peeling away the shell got almost all the shell off and it starts moving omg what do I do I have it back in the incubator wrapped in a damp paper towel it still has yolk sac will it live If I just leave it like that I feel horrible?
     
  10. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it the whole yolk sac
     

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