OH NO! Need advice! Did I miscalculate?

tebs78

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So my parents live in a near by town about 30 miles away (through a mountain pass) and its the same town I work in. My mom is having surgery so I went to work in thier office for them while they were gone. It snowed and the roads were bad so I stayed the night because I had to work the next day anyways.

I came home after being gone 36 hours and found my one incubator at 10% humidity and 101 degrees (yeah I know the temp wasn't that serious) but when I went to put in more water I heard peeping!! I did a double take. I first thought it was my chicks in the other room I was hearing, but NO there was one pipping out. I was pretty sure they wern't due for another couple days at least-I was thinking around St. Patty's day. Now my calender/appt book is in my moms office so I can't look and reference for sure.

But now what? The chick started to pip out and the humidity was at 10% so I suppose when I opened the incubator it really didn't matter at that point, but will the chicks be okay?

I have the humidity up to about 55% now after hot water and waiting. Did I just screw this hatch up?
 
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hypnofrogstevie

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I dont think you screwed it up. Hopefully thesteam form the warm water will help the hatch. I think you could also mist the eggs with luke warm water but someone with more experience should let you know
 
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tebs78

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any body else? The egg is an Old English Egg and do the hatch out sooner than later?
 

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