Should I be worried??

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Nathaniel Walton, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Nathaniel Walton

    Nathaniel Walton Just Hatched

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    I put my eggs in the incubator (old still air brinsea hatchmaker) 3 weeks ago today at about 12-PM.. Today is day 21 and we are 2 hours in and no pips as of yet. Temp 37.5----38.5 Degrees C and humidity was 74% yesterday morning, will have probs gone down to 70%is but don't want to open incubator to check! Should I be worried?? Thanks.
     
  2. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well don't be worried some eggs hatch on day 23 if no eggs hatch by then none ever will... unless you here them in the egg. But it is a bit odd no cracks are made yet.
     
  3. Nathaniel Walton

    Nathaniel Walton Just Hatched

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    Could they possibly have started pipping on the bottom of the egg where I can't see?
     
  4. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they could have.
     
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  5. Nathaniel Walton

    Nathaniel Walton Just Hatched

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    I hope so
     
  6. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    If you look, a pip is going to be obvious. It is going to be a small hole that starts out looking like a dimple. How is your humidity level. That is the delicate part. Not enough, they get stuck in the egg. Too much they drown inside. I took the guess work out my hatches by having a humidity pump. It yielded far better results. You can also put the egg to your ear and you should hear some peeping at this stage. Also, candling eggs during the incubation process will tell you whether you have a chick growing or a dud.
     
  7. Nathaniel Walton

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    Candles the eggs after 10 days and 18 out of 20 were fertile and growing. Then just before lock down checked again on Just a few and all had healthy air sacs and we're dark! humidity will probs be about 70% but don't want to have to open incubator and move eggs to put the monitor in
     
  8. Nathaniel Walton

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    Is it safe to open up the incubator to check?
     
  9. RoosterCogburn7

    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    If you have a humidity pump, then yes. It will automatically adjust back to the level it needs to be. If you hear peeping in an egg, there is a chick inside.
     
  10. Nathaniel Walton

    Nathaniel Walton Just Hatched

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    Don't have one
     

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