lock down on day 19?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by micheleomal, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newbie here, but just hatched 4 chicks (out of 9) today. Don't know if the rest will hatch or not. It is only day 22 so I'll leave them in. Anyway, I have 6 more eggs due to go in tonight but their air cells look small. Can I leave them in the incubator at low humidity another day? I have 2 incubators so I transfer to a still air high humidity for hatching. I am just hoping to increase the air cell size a bit more. Will this hurt? Should I not turn them tonight/tomorrow until I transfer them tomorrow night (if you think I can wait)? This thread has gotten my through the last 22 days with only a few gray hairs. Waiting the last 3 days has been the worst!! But I have lovely little peeps to show for it [​IMG]. Thanks a million...
     
  2. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leaving them in the incubator one more day shouldn't hurt. I wouldn't turn them and be real careful not to turn them when you move them over to the other incubator. Good luck keep us posted.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They will be fine. More than once I've moved peeping eggs from the turner to the hatcher, not adding humidity until that time. The hatches went well. I even accidentally left one batch in the turner and they still hatched.
     
  4. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That's what I was hoping you'd say. Wish me luck [​IMG].
     
  5. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep us posted
     
  6. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do. I candled the smallest one this morning and it looks a bit better so I put them in. I have eggs due to hatch today so I wanted to get them in the hatching bator before I have any pips from the other ones.
     

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