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Out of the Turner tomorrow

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddler6, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be removing the turner tomorrow, What is the "ideal" temp and humidity for these last couple critical days? Tomorrow at noon will be 18 days they have been in the bator, went in at noon on 1-1-08.
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your temp should be reading the same it's read for the past 18 days...your humidity needs upped between 60 to 70%...opening the bator is a no no...lol
     
  3. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks as always for the info, you have been helpful with all the questions I have posted. To get 60-70% humidity, just fill the plastic liner with as much water as I can? I have a Hova with a fan. :eek:
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    And if that doesn't work...add a wet sponge or a wet washcloth close to a plug hole if you have one...thats what I do with a sponge and then just using an eyedropper in the hole wet the sponge to keep my humidity up...or to keep the sponge wet...

    You will do fine...just pop back here and asked if something comes up...
     
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  5. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again, this is my first hatch, and in case you can't tell, I tend to be a perfectionist at times. I just want to get this right. I know i will be checking every 1/2 hour for pips after they come out of the turner tomorrow. That is just how I am.[​IMG]
    By the way the two pullets in my Avatar are the ones who supplied the eggs in the bator in combination with my Blue Cockeral.
     
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  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The first few times hatching eggs are hard on your nerves thats for sure!!...Just have fun and patience is all I can tell you!!...When you see that first pip, you will say wow now I know what a pip looks like!!!...give them time they know what they are doing!!...a pip and then rest and then they pip some more...24 hours is not too long sometimes from a pip to a zip it hatched...
     
  7. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need some help, or at least someone to ease my mind.
    I took them out of the tuner yesterday, it has been over 30 hours, no pips, no movement, no noise.....nada, nothing, zilch! I quickly candled them before moving them out of the turner and into the bator, no more than 30 seconds between opening the bator and closing it back up with them all candled and closed back up. Humidity and temp all where they are suppose to be, how much longer before I should start to worry?:eek:
     
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine come out of the turner tomorrow too. Then the stress will really begin [​IMG]
     
  9. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine came out yesterday, I had to work today, got home at 3:00 and expected.....something. But I got nothing and I am really worried that I messed something up. It has been 15 minutes since I checked and it is killing me not to run downstairs and take a peek again.
     
  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    If it is day 19 and your temps have held steady at 99.5to 100 you probably won't see any pips at least until the end of day 20 so take a deep breath and relax and go do something fun to get your mind off of it. Check in the morning and then maybe noon if you don't see anything then.
     

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