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Morning of day 21

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickfever, May 12, 2008.

  1. Chickfever

    Chickfever Songster

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    Out of 15 eggs, 12 made it to day 14. I had one baby hatch in the early morning hours this morning, another egg has a 1" hole, 2 more have pipped. My question is, my temp/humidity gauge says "HI" for humidity. Should I remove some of the water I have in there or leave it alone? Would I do more damage opening the bator than leaving the water there?
     

  2. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    Leave it alone sounds like they are hatching fine if it isn't broke don't fix it LOL [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Leave it. It seems to be working fine.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Humidity always raises when the chicks start to hatch...no need to do anything, don't open that bator [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickfever

    Chickfever Songster

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    I ended up opening my bator yesterday. One chick fell in the small bowl of water I had in there to raise humidity (I had a really hard time getting humidity up) and I was afraid they were going to drown. I've had 6 hatch since yesterday morning [​IMG]. Only 5 more to go and one has pipped.
     

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