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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kramspott, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Kramspott

    Kramspott In the Brooder

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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.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    I think you should move them , even if they are a day or two early it shoudnt hurt them but low humidity after they pip might but its your call.
     
  3. Kramspott

    Kramspott In the Brooder

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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
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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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
     
  5. Apriljc

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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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