Incubating!! Listen up people

davedavey

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Sometimes hatching coturnix quail they hatch over a 2 day period!! Right?? Ok so everyone says dont open the bator if there is pipped eggs because of moisture loss. Well listen to me. I only started hatching 2 years ago. But i must be an expert now:D. By listening to some of your comments! I pull babies out every few hours and no shrink wrap. But what alot of you say that is a tragic mistake:(. And i use a mini fridge homemade bator. So i am opening the whole side for up to a couple minutes!!!!!! The trick is!!! With my mighty skills, i ad hot tap water to the water bowl. Not alot just a few ounces. In a small bowl. And guess what??? My majic powers make the humidity jump right back up in minutes!!! They wont dry out in 5 minutes!!! Wow i must have discovered a super power. Because i started this from the first time i incubated with my HOMEMADE $50 incubator. And i always get great hatches. Got one going on now. 100 EGGS IN THERE. And i pull out the babies every few hours. Now im down to 10 eggs. On second day and most are pipping. Not a super power you say??? Well i dont see anyone else making this suggestion!!! And it works great!!:p
 

FridayYet

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Sometimes hatching coturnix quail they hatch over a 2 day period!! Right?? Ok so everyone says dont open the bator if there is pipped eggs because of moisture loss. Well listen to me. I only started hatching 2 years ago. But i must be an expert now:D. By listening to some of your comments! I pull babies out every few hours and no shrink wrap. But what alot of you say that is a tragic mistake:(. And i use a mini fridge homemade bator. So i am opening the whole side for up to a couple minutes!!!!!! The trick is!!! With my mighty skills, i ad hot tap water to the water bowl. Not alot just a few ounces. In a small bowl. And guess what??? My majic powers make the humidity jump right back up in minutes!!! They wont dry out in 5 minutes!!! Wow i must have discovered a super power. Because i started this from the first time i incubated with my HOMEMADE $50 incubator. And i always get great hatches. Got one going on now. 100 EGGS IN THERE. And i pull out the babies every few hours. Now im down to 10 eggs. On second day and most are pipping. Not a super power you say??? Well i dont see anyone else making this suggestion!!! And it works great!!
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Maybe you need to get out in BYC more - there are whole threads dedicated to "hands on hatching" and people who go in and out of their incubators all the time.

Glad you are getting great hatches.
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Pyxis

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Yep, there are a bunch of threads on BYC about assisted hatching and a bunch of us (myself included) open the incubator all the time during hatch. We know it doesn't kill the chicks/cause shrink wrapping/etc. In fact I just finished such a hatch yesterday.
 
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Ravynscroft

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I left my bator open this last hatch... it actually increased the humidity and helped the temp, lol... no shrinkwraps here... :gig
 
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FridayYet

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Where are you located that it was 4%, one one of the poles?

The average humidity in the Sahara Desert is 25%, most 'populated' low humidity regions of the world are still in the 30% range or more...

LOL, I'm outside Albuquerque, NM.

I was talking about the late afternoon humidity yesterday, 4-7 PM. It goes up at night and down in the afternoons. Our average humidity is definitely higher than that, and it will go up a bunch (for here) when the summer monsoons start.
 

FridayYet

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When it gets that low my hair gets full of static and my skin gets so dry it itches if I don't put on enough lotion. Your eyeballs even get sticky.



Today wasn't nearly as bad, only dipped to 8% for a little while.
 

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