RIR eggs with no air space ont he 2nd day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erik520, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. erik520

    erik520 In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2009
    mount airy
    I'm not sure if this could have been the problem but the 1st day i set up the bator i use both water trays insted of one the humity shot up to 77% and stayed there all night. I opened all the plugs last night too. This morning I candled and rolled them. the humity was 61%. thats when i noticed that there was little to no air space.
    are thay dead?
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I think they'll be ok. Fresh eggs have a very small air space. Maintain proper humidity the rest of the way, and you'll do fine.
  3. BawGock

    BawGock Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    Idaho Panhandle, USA
    I bet they are fine. It's so early on.
    I did the exact same thing with my first hatch.
    Ran the bator with the plugs in and did not have a hygrometer.
    Bought a hygrometer at day 3 to find out I had the eggs about 80% humidity!
    Made the adjustments to get it down to 50% and had 11 out of 12 eggs hatch with no problems.
    With the high humidity your eggs haven't had the chance to dry and lose the moisture they need to lose.
    But now that you are reducing the humidity they should be right on track.
  4. erik520

    erik520 In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2009
    mount airy
    ok well that makes me feel better

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