Lockdown Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by champers44, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. champers44

    champers44 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 15, 2016
    So I just put some eggs on lockdown. I have a few questions about this process...

    ~What is a pip and a zip?..I've heard people talk about it but have no idea what these terms mean.
    ~Today as I was taking them out of the turner today to lay them on their sides, there was a rotten egg in the incubator that I had no idea was in there. It stank really bad and when I picked it up, it basically busted. Will this affect the good eggs at all?
    ~After the chicks hatch, when do I need to take them out of the incubator?
    ~I have two eggs that I put in later than the others. They are due to hatch 4-5 days later than these. Will the high humidity affect them? And how often do I need to turn them?
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011

    See responses in bold. Good luck :yiipchick

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