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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Joplus, Aug 18, 2015.
Maybe they like to arrive fashionably late?
I put in 35 RIR eggs this afternoon, fingers crossed
I can no longer ad more hatches to the first post on this thread. Oh well. Welcome new folks. Happy Hatching
Only difference between living in an area that has high humidity, or low humidity, is how much water you need to add, or not. Just keep it in the mid 20's or low 30's after day 5. No water before day 5. You should do well. Then to the low low 60's during lock down with these small eggs. My opinion.
What do you have in there? Large Fowl? Or small eggs? What incubator? Where is your humidity? Did your temps drop at all during incubation? That is usually the main reason for late hates..low temps. Don't give up yet!
Oh my. Good luck!
That works. It looks like its going to be a long month!
I now have a dozen either infertile or (mostly) quitters, like day 3-5. I think because the heat maybe where we're at it was 105 out the weekend I got them. Or it's the heat fluctuations in my lovely styrobator. I am getting a fan next hatch. I think 2 dozen look ok but I think there's definitely more quitters but such dark shells I don't toss until the air cell disintegrates (if that's what occurs). I had 29 with perfect air cells and some of those obviously quit. I eggtopsied. They are tiny blobs, maybe day 7 at the latest (I'll spare the 5 day old dead chick pic). Congrats on the new arrivals and good luck to those going into lockdown. And I set 8/18 so is lockdown Saturday 9/5? Just double checking. Also one dead had a hard membrane I had to tug at. Humidity is dry(30-40%) and cells look good. Should I up it now we're so close?
Regarding high temperature, we lost power on day 14 here of my last hatch. I put my incubator outside (on a day that was supposed to get up to 84 and be sunny). Then I went to work. 2 hours later, my husband called me and told me the thermometer was maxed out at 120. When I got home half hour later, I was devastated. I took them into the darkest room we have and candled. I saw 2 still moving... the darker colored shells, I couldn't tell. Well, I managed to still hatch 5 out of 10 of that batch. So, sometimes, high temperatures don't do the damage we expect of them. Have faith, you may get more than you expect. Or as the old saying goes, "don't count your chickens before they hatch". Regarding humidity, IMO I'd wait until 9/5, then up the humidity to 60%-65%.
So adorable! My eggs over-heated and hatched too! Congrats!!