Please, I really need an answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kramspott

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 28, 2010
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Has anyone left their chicks to pipe and then hatch an incubator at 55% humidity with much success?

I have 24 hours to move them to my second incubator at 70-75% humidity and not sure if they're ready to move. (It's a staggered lockdown as not all eggs have the same lockdown date)

There are 4 that are 18 days along, yet with perfect temp and humidity this whole time, they just don't look like they fill the egg like a normal 18 day'er...

Lotsa movement on their own during candling and they all look great with nice veins.

Wonder if I should let them pip and not move them.

Feeling stuck.
 

Kramspott

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 28, 2010
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Thanks Gabrielle.

So 70% humidity will not hurt them 2-3 days early?

I am thinking these chicks are late bloomers despite having a perfect environment.

Thanks,
Kurt
 

gabrielle1976

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
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Like most babies they come when they want to although they are affected by there inviroment. I think they should be ok I am not an expert though. Good luck and post pictures of your babies when they hatch
 

Apriljc

Songster
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
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I am wondering what your himidity has been during the first 18 days? I have been running mine at 55% and now I've been told that despite the literature, experienced hatchers find this to be too high.

Mine also have quite a bit of clear space at the top and I think it's bc there is too much moisture in the eggs.

Praying some of mine survive and yours too. Good luck!
 

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