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Need advice! My son accidentally opened incubator and we have 5 pips!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ThreeLittleCritters, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. ThreeLittleCritters

    ThreeLittleCritters Out Of The Brooder

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    My 6 year old has been so excited about the eggs hatching. Tonight he was looking at the eggs in the incubator and accidentally knocked the top off a little. It wasn't completely off but it took a few minutes before we noticed and put the lid back on. My concern is that we have 5 external pips. Some pipped during the night last night so we aren't too far from the 24 hour mark. One pipped 4 hours ago. I do think that the humidity was affected because there was more condensation on the incubator than there is now. My question is, how should I proceed? Watch and wait? Intervene? In advice is appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I would just wait and let it re-stabilize. Watch your humidity readings and adjust if needed in a few hours.
     
  3. ThreeLittleCritters

    ThreeLittleCritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Donrae!

    Is there a way to tell if they are shrink wrapped without opening up the bator? We have a Brinsea mini advance so we have pretty good visibility.
     
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  5. donrae

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    How are things going?
     

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