On Day 21, Hatched 9, 1 didn't make it......:(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenichick, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I've been so laid back, had 15 eggs in my bator from Jen, today is day 19, I've had great temps and humidity from day one. I went and picked up my parents who couldn't complete their drive up here (dad has parkinson's) just got in and checked my babies, and now I've got 6 eggs with little tiny hole cracks, what do I do???

    My temp is 99.3 my humidity is 60% I've got 6 or 7 eggs with little holes and crackling, do I turn the remaining eggs or just leave them alone, do I watch them tonight, how long from pip to zip? I've got a cardboard box with heat and paper towels, I've got a feeder waterer ready, HELP!!!!!
     
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  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMHO, I wouldnt turn anyone. If they are all in the same environment then there is a good chance that they may all hatch a bit early. I would just leave them be at this point. Try not to open the bator at this point! That was always the hardest for me....It can be up to 24 hours but most likely closer to 8 or 12 in my experience. Leave them in until they are dry or unless they seem to be to rough on the other eggs. The less you open the bator the better since humidity is so important now.

    Good luck with your babies!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At Day 19 you should have stopped turning them already, anyway. I've had one pip on Day 19 with standard breeds, but not hatch till Day 20. If you have that many pipping already, get your humidity up to at least 65% would be my recommendation. Are they already laying on their sides? You just need to go into "hatching mode" now, I think. They could take 24 hours to zip out after pipping or take 15 minutes. It varies.
     
  4. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!! I took them out of their auto turner on day 18 (yesterday), cranked the humidity up to 60%. Haven't touched them since I laid them on the rack. 5 of the holes are at the top and 3 on on the sides. So do I open it up and add some water or a warm sponge to get it up more? Is my temp ok?


    So I leave them in the bator til they get out completely and fluff up?
     
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  5. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh by the way, these are all frizzle, naked neck silkie crosses and silkie bantams.....(no standards)
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I bet they hatch for you. Hope everything works out well
     
  7. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just quickly added some hot water (I've been using a baster) I see that the one with the largest hole is rocking and two others are rocking a little. I'm so excited, there is no way I can sleep if their going to hatch tonight! My parents are here and they are so interested in what I'm doing too. This is a little nerve racking it's my first incubation!! [​IMG]
     
  8. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One lemon yellow guy is out and crying up a storm...how long do I leave him in the bator? I wasn't quite prepare but have rigged up a brooder.........I dont' want to mess this up....
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Best to leave him in there while the others are hatching so you dont compromise the humidity. It'll give him a chance to fluff out some, too.
     
  10. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow my dad just told me that! I'll just keeping a watch over them! Thanks again!

    j
     

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