Pipping on lockdown day?!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    So today is day 18. I have a Genesis Hovabator 1588. Temps have been consistantly at 99 and humidity in the mid 30s. I added water today to get humidity to the mid 50s. Earlier today I thought I heard peeping from the general direction of the incubator, but quickly decided it had to be songbirds outside. It is entirely too early. When I got back home from my errands I peeked in the bator to check on temps. Two of the little boogers have pipped!!!! What is up with that? I have had them come out on day 20, but never day 18. Why do we think they are starting early? There are 10 more in there that haven't pipped. What do I do with the early hatchers while the others are waiting for the regular time to hatch? ARG!!!
  2. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    Their racing to be the first one out. [​IMG]
  3. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Sometimes they just come early!!!! [​IMG] Good Luck with your hatch!! [​IMG]

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