New to incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickorychick, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. chickorychick

    chickorychick New Egg

    Apr 30, 2016
    My second try and the first batch only 5 pipped . And only 2 of the 5 hatched out . One I helped out.
    This batch , none have pipped and it's the 22ND day. I heard tapping a day or two ago but hear nothing since this morning . No pips :(
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    21 days is just a guide so there is still time for them to hatch. Have your temps been OK throughout incubation? If on the low side they could cause the eggs to be a little late. What humidity have you been running during incubation? Did your air cells grow large enough?
    Have you bumped it up to at least 65% at lockdown? Do you have all vents and or plugs open and put so the eggs get as much oxygen as possible?
    Last edited: May 1, 2016

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