Is there something wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chelseajgoss, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    First time hatching in an incubator. Im in day 5. Everything was great yesterday. But today something is different
    Im candling daily as a project. And i am very gentle.
    Yesterday i noticed the baby inside the yolk was moving freely in the egg when i turned the egg. Today its not. Ive been turning 3 times daily. And my humidity has stayed around 50 the whole time. Temp 99 to 102 in a homemade incubator.
    I noticed the yolk looked alot darker today than yesterday. And something seems to be floating around. Something really dark. But it doesnt look like the yolk. I can still see the heartbeat of the baby. So its alive. But i dont know if somethings going wrong or if its normal for it to be sticking a little on day 5.
    Any advide would be great!
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    Day 5. Its very dark today. And can barely see the baby
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all, just my opinion, 50% humidity is too high. I'd suggest around 30-35% for the first 17 days of incubation.
    Also, I think you have beautiful embryos!
    I've never seen any issue with the babies sticking; your embryo has good veining, so I wouldn't have any concern. Maybe someone who has a definite answer can chime in :)
     
  3. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive heard of the lower humidity being very good. But i was nervous because i didnt know much about it. I will lower it a little bit in the morning!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Just did this search - hopefully the links may have some info to help you out.

    Good luck
    CT

    More tea needed [​IMG]
     
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  5. chelseajgoss

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    Did you mean to post links? Or did you mean something else?
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    So sorry, I copied a link and then didn't paste it! What a fool I am. I searched "humidity in homemade incubators" - just put that in the search box and thats what i meant.
    Apologies, once again
     
  7. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol its fine! Thank you so much!
     
  8. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lower humidity and monitoring air cells have produced the best results for me. Let us know how your hatch goes! :)
     
  9. chelseajgoss

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    Thank you! Its going great so far! The babies are growing very well and thr air sac is already growing! This is from yesterday (day 9)[​IMG]
    Its getting harder to see. I will post pictures when my first hatches!
     
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