Rcom 20 incubator, can i open lid on day 15?

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  1. Zinja

    Zinja In the Brooder

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    Hey there,

    I am about to hatch my first batch of eggs using an rcom 20 (and only third hatch in total - last two were in a brinsea mini advanced).

    I have the eggs in dividers but they are on day 15 and I am about to raise the humidity. however I am thinking to open the lid and remove the dividers so they have space to roam around when they hatch. Am I okay to take the lid off for 1 minute while i do this? or lockdown means lockdown? no ifs no buts.

    I have put a poll for those who can't be bothered to do full responses, but id love any detailed responses your willing to give!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    What are you hatching?
     
  3. Fanci Feathers Marans

    Fanci Feathers Marans Chicken Tender

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    Sure. Open it up. I usually candle them at day 10. The reason you had such a poor hatch the first time may be due to shipping. Did you order them?
     
  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Songster

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    You should be fine to open it.

    I candle remove chicks that are dry. Throughout lockdownandhatch.

    Just keep humidity bumped up.

    But my last hatch I did not raise humidity for it and they hatched as good as the ones that had humidity raised
     
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  5. Zinja

    Zinja In the Brooder

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    Jumbo coturnix quail!

    I decided to just do it, thanks for the advice!
     

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