October Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ChickyChickens, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Lowri12

    Lowri12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm on day 18 of my hatch and keeping the humidity above 60% for the last few hours is proving very difficult. I was wondering if someone could help me by telling me if it's ok to open the bator to add a few wet sponges at this stage or is it too late?
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, not to late... Typically 60-65%% is right where most folks want it tho

    Me, I am a rebel, I don't even measure the humidity in the incubator lol
     
  3. Lowri12

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    Thank you very much! I'll have to move the eggs to put the sponges in is that still ok?
     
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be fine [​IMG]

    its just now day 18 so no big deal, I once started lockdown, got all the eggs in and then remembered I forgot to add the shelf liner...took them all back out and redid it.. lol
     
  5. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop

    I get the eye roll frequently when it comes to poultry. Lol

    YAY for the babies!!!
     
  6. Lowri12

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    Lol, hopefully it'll be fine then! Just added the sponges and it's so much better already, thanks! :)
     
  7. Rainier

    Rainier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day four eggs (now on day 6). Most of them have veins that are visible. I'll candle again on day 7 and mark air cells.
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    Our RIR (hatcery chicks) all lay pretty dark eggs and seeing "in" them is difficult. The above are from our Australorp and mutts that look like Australorp. The shells are lighter and easy to see "in".
     
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  8. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter is in a perpetual state of eye roll ed ness [​IMG]
     
  9. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my last batch of eggs in for the year... you know, except for the ones my Serama hen is still laying... 6 Seramas and 6 Silkie eggs!!

    All of these months of seeing adorable Silkie babies hatch in the hatch-a-longs... I had to have some! They could be lavender, silver, silver showgirl, paint, buff or black. So excited!! My first 7 Seramas were from her and they are gorgeous! I thought I might get a couple Silkie eggs, but then she gave me six!! I have 3 more from my frizzle hen.
    They should be hatching around the 25th![​IMG]
     
  10. MrsFitzDarcy

    MrsFitzDarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooops, no shelf liner in mine and I'm at Day 20. Still no pips. I have them in an egg flat, bottoms up. Should I check to see if any are popping at the wrong end?
     

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