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On the Spots 'fire sale' eggs pipping and peeping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cracking up, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set these eggs on a Saturday kind of late so I was going to lock down today but I heard pretty loud peeping from one of the incubators. The humidity is way too low for lockdown and at first I thought it was just one egg, but it's at least three.

    I really need advice on what to do now. Two BCMs are pipped real low and one green egg has a good pip where it belongs. My temps must be too high?

    Aggh--Help!
     
  2. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do what you must to get the humidity level up quickly. remember it is surface area that raises humidity...not depth of water in a container...so better to drop a few wet sponges inside quickly or wet wash cloths...anything wet.
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    sponge, run get a sponge! [​IMG] BCM's need high humidity to hatch! get it up to 70%
     
  4. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I was really wondering if I could open the incubator but I think you're right. I have to. OK I sneaked in a sponge and the humidity is up to 53%. Is that high enough or should I put in another one?
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  5. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    you need higher humidity.


    make the sponge absorb warm water and you can see the humidity bump until 80% in minute.
     
  6. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I put water in the wells and it got too high for a minute so I took out the sponge - it's around 80%. Hope I didn't already ruin everything. These eggs have been great. They always candled real well and they're beautiful.
     

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