Incubation help!?

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  1. youngchickgirl

    youngchickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! This is my first time incubating chicks, and they are on day 17. Does the temperature change at day 18 or just the humidity?
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have ya here with us [​IMG]


    Now you are ready for the lock down and the humidity now needs to go up to 60%-65% for the last couple of days [​IMG]

    Happy hatching [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you will find more information in the forum on incubation and hatching
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Just the humidity. Look in the Learning Center for the section Hatching Eggs 101, it is very helpful.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Nope, don't change the temperature on day 18, just increase the humidity to about 65-70%. Good luck with the hatch!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Nope, no temp change. Up your humidity to around 65% or 70% and do not open the incubator if any of the chicks have pipped. (poked a hole out of the shell). Basically only open the lid if you absolutely have to. If you are unable to get your humidity up high, you can use a damp sponge in the bator. The humidity will spike temporarily, but should come back down to a good level. Leave the babies inside the bator until they are completely dry. Have your brooder all ready for the babies before hand.

    You might also take a look thru these sections of the forums for some tips and hints on incubation and brooding procedures...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Good luck with the hatch and enjoy BYC!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. youngchickgirl

    youngchickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my goodness thank you everyone for the awesome tips! I cant wait to see some furry little faces in four days or so! :)
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your hatch :)
     

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