Incubation - day 19

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigbum1984, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. bigbum1984

    bigbum1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs are currently in lockdown, but I've had to open the incubator as the water had all gone.

    Please help, have I ruined them? Will they still hatch?

    I opened it really quickly and the humidity went down to 51%
     
  2. WillowChick

    WillowChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will probably be fine. Momma hen has to get up every one in a while too ;)

    What did it go down to when the water ran dry? Was the low just 51%

    Willow
     
  3. bigbum1984

    bigbum1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, the water had completely run out
     
  4. WillowChick

    WillowChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    What did the humidity go down to?
     
  5. bigbum1984

    bigbum1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    51% I've been keeping it between 60 & 65%
     
  6. WillowChick

    WillowChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think they would likely be fine then :)

    Good luck! Make sure you post pictures!!!

    Willow
     
  7. bigbum1984

    bigbum1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    My first one died[​IMG]
     
  8. WillowChick

    WillowChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    After it hatched?
     
  9. bigbum1984

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    While hatching
     
  10. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I have to open the incubator during lock down I bring it into the bathroom and turn on the shower with hot water and steam the place up. Not my idea. I read it on here a while back. Sorry about your chick and good luck with the rest of your hatch.
     

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