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Is it over?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Birchwood, May 5, 2009.

  1. Birchwood

    Birchwood In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2009
    Southern Vermont
    I tried incubating my first batch of eggs. I thought everything was normal, but day 21 came and went. It is now day 23. Should I start over? Please let me know what the temp and humidity should be. I did alot of research on the net, thought I did everything right. I tried candling them, but with brown eggs it was really hard to tell. I got the eggs on ebay. They did spend acouple to many days in the cold mail, maybe just bad eggs???? Should I open the eggs to see what happened?

    So many questions, Sorry and Thanks for the help?

  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    S.E. IOWA
    99.5 temp, 80%humdity or higher, depending on your temp, 1degree up or down could effect hacthing, 1 degree cooler could add a day or two to the hatch. If I have the right temp and humditity the whole time I still wait at least three days after 21.
  3. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    99.5 for forced air incubator but 102 for still air. Humidity depends on if you want to do the dry hatch or what the incubator manufacturers recommend. 80% would be too high though and your chicks would drown.
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    day 23 its possible they are still alive if you open themopen them from the top at the air cell so if they are alive you dont kill them
  5. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Eastview, Ky..
    Yeah 80% is way to high.

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