new to incubation

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by katiesbirdbuds, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. katiesbirdbuds

    katiesbirdbuds New Egg

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    Hi. :)
    I've got 2 chicks that just hatched and 2 more that have pipped, but the 2 that pipped haven't moved in a few hours. I'm starting to get worried. I have a Styrofoam incubator and it's been difficult trying to figure out the humidity. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! You should start a thread in the Incubating & Hatching Eggs forum.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Humidity could certainly play a part, since if it is too dry, the shell membrane will be tough. This makes it harder for chicks to get out of the egg. Or, if humidity is too high, there is a possiblity that the chicks will drown in the egg (though this has never happened to my chicks, even with humidity problems).

    Chicks do take a long time to hatch, so I would be patient. I've had eggs pipped for over 24 hours with no progress and still hatch.
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the rest of the hatch!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]. You may want to head for "Raising backyard chickens," the menu opens to the right, section on incubation and hatching.

    Sorry I have never hatched any myself.
     

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