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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio

    I went and bought a digital therm/humidity checker. [​IMG]
    (I like it because everyday it displays a high and low on both-so I will be able to tell if I am gone if it has gone up or down and how much)
    I got it in there and we have been steady at 100, +/- 1.
    The humidity is staying around 50-55.
    Does this sound good?
    I am reading so many posts and getting myself worked up. [​IMG]

    When is the earliest I can try to candle?

    And can someone post some "lingo" and meanings? [​IMG]

    I'd really appreciate it!
    Thanks so much!
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    ok- 40-50 is good and pipping is when the shell has a hole and zipping wis win the chick pipped helf of the egg

    I think light brown eggs are day 7. I never hatched maran brown or white eggs so cant help you there
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't try to candle before day 7...day 10 if they're dark eggs.

    Internal Pipping is when they break through to the air pocket inside the egg.

    External pipping is when they make that first little crack/opening in the shell.

    Zipping is when they start working their way around the eggshell breaking it.
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    thank you katy for describing it better lol. when you see the first crack your going to get glued to the bator
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Try to get your humidity down some too...40 to 50% range...

    I wouldn't candle til day 7 ....
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC

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