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out of the danger zone??????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newbee chick01, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 Out Of The Brooder

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    i`ve got 6 eggs all showing fertile on day 6.there all looking well and i think i can even see some movement:) was wondering if there was a certain stage that was classed as
    "out of the danger zone" if you know what i mean.
    i know obviously theres going to be small chances all the way through the process that something could go wrong for natural or other reasons,,,,but is there a stage where problems are less likely to ocurr???? if that makes sense to any1 lol [​IMG]
     
  2. Nu Chix To Cash

    Nu Chix To Cash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO the only time you are "out of the danger zone" incubating/hatching wise is once they've all hatched. I've learned when incubating eggs, anything can happen from power outages to temp spikes, to humidity issues (which typically don't show as a problem until hatch time). I've had chicks make it all the way to lockdown and then die in the shell.
     
  3. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree...I've lost quite a few after lockdown (but I've got an LG bator right now)...I've had some pip internally and not make it!
     
  4. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 Out Of The Brooder

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    this sure is nail bitting stuff. all the sudden 21days seems a life time lol!so untill its hatched its a 50/50 chance????
     
  5. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll agree you are never out of the danger zone... but, that you have 6 fertile eggs which are developing properly is a wonderful start!!! [​IMG] If this is your first hatch, I wouldn't put any percentage on your odds. If you have a quality incubator and understand how humidity in the incubator works then I'd say you have a great chance for a good hatch.
     
  6. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm on day four, and haven't had one good night's sleep lol
     
  7. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 Out Of The Brooder

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    lol i know what you mean i constantly checking temp etc.my huby and kids think i`m obsessed,,i think they might be right aha.i luv this site though its really helpful and nice to know i`m not the only one in the 21 day waiting game:)
     
  8. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, after hatch you are out of the "danger zone".
     
  9. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Hope you have a great hatch! [​IMG]
     

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