Incubating questions from a beginner! :-)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PrettyPres88, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. PrettyPres88

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    Ok so I don't know if I am putting this in the right section but I'm really new to this and I couldn't find anywhere else to ask this question. So I am incubating chicken eggs. The temp is consistent 99-100. My humidity is in the 50s%. I turn my eggs 3-6 hours apart everyday. In the beginning when I turn my eggs the dark spot always floats to the top, or stays on the top of I turn it very slowly. My question is, is there a time when the circle/yolk stop moving and attach itself to the egg shell when the chick starts to develop and blood vessels start growing? I ask this because mine stopped moving like it got stuck. I don't know why else is would stop floating all around. I turn them as much as suggested if not a couple more times then suggested. I have 3 others that are about a week ahead of these and I can't remember if they "got stuck" or just stopped when The blood vessels start growing all over the inside. If their not supposed to stay how do I get them "unstuck"
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    What day are you on?
     
  3. PrettyPres88

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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Day 4 is real early. We turn so the embryo doesn't stick to the shell and develops properly. Once the development gets a little farther along it won't just sit on the yolk where it's easily seen. I'd be watchful of having humidity in the 50's for the first 17 days unless you are in high elevations or the air cells are large. I can recommend a couple links I think are helpful.
    This one for monitoring humidity: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity
    This one for overall hatching from a hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/
    And this one for understanding what you are seeing candling: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-candling-pics-progression-though-incubation
     
  5. PrettyPres88

    PrettyPres88 New Egg

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    Ok is it possible to safely unstick it? :) Thank you so much I'm going to check those sites out now!
     
  6. PrettyPres88

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    Also. I received some bantam Cochin eggs in the mail and their air bubble is smaller than my other bantams. Is this normal? How can I increase the size of it? THANK YOU
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Proper humidity during incubation.
     
  8. PrettyPres88

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    Thank you! Have you found out certain breeds require certain % of humidity? Just out of curiosity.
     
  9. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    its very humid where i am at, so I dry hatch until lockdown then 70%.
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Most of my standard eggs, I run 30% incubation and 70-75% at hatch. Smaller Bantam eggs, like my silkies sometimes I need to run 40-45%. The best way to tell is monitor the air cell.
     

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