Pipping at 40% Humidity - Staggared Hatch - Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hennypenny99, May 7, 2011.

  1. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a staggered hatch. I was incubating my own eggs when a girl at work asked me to put some of her eggs in my incubator. I was new to this and didn't really think it through before I said okay. Well her eggs were about 7 days behind mine. Mine hatched last weekend and hers were in there with mine during the hatch. I know this was hard on them. About 5 out of the 10 made it through and were showing movement.

    Welll I ordered guinea eggs that went in right after mine hatched. So my humidity for my guinea eggs is at 40% and her eggs are ready to hatch. One has pipped and I am not sure if it would be better for me to just turn the turner off and leave the incubator shut or if I sould open it up and add a sponge to help up the humidity.

    I don't want to get it too high and hurt my guinea eggs but I want hers to have a chance too.

    Aaahhh! I need another incubator! [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You are fine to up the humidity and take them off the turner for 3 days. Please don't open the bator unless you are in a steamy bathroom to add water. The other eggs will be just fine.
     
  3. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about turning the guinea eggs while these are hatching? Should I not turn them or I was thinking of letting these hatch in the turner and only plugging it in long enough for my guinea eggs to get a slight turn so I wouldnt have to open the bator.

    Thanks for responding!
     

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