Small air sacs!! Day 14! any advice?

em530

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Oct 13, 2014
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Hi, I originally set 18 salmon faverolles (collected from a breeder 110 miles away) 2 clear on day 10 so I have 16 that are developing nicely. These eggs are like gold dust to me I have always wanted salmon faverolles, I have kept the temp at a constant 37.5c (checked with 3 thermometers) and the humidity has been 40% slight fluctuations towards 45% I have marked the air cells today (day 14) and they look small for day 14 to me, not that I have took that much notice before but I wanted to be extra careful with these eggs, I’m panicking now 😱 I have taken the water out and it’s at 35% at the minute although I expect it will drop lower as the water tray thoroughly drys out. How low is too low regarding humidity? Has this happened to anyone else? Do I leave it low until lockdown (this Friday) and hope that the air cells get larger, then add water at lockdown? 😱😱 any help/advice appreciated
 

Erba

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I am puzzled, why your air cells are too small. Do you perhaps live in a humid place? Anyway, take all the water out and maybe raise the temp to 37.7, then candle again in a few days. I never raise my humidity above 55% but yes for the hatch raise it a usual.


Good luck!
 

em530

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6 Years
Oct 13, 2014
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I am puzzled, why your air cells are too small. Do you perhaps live in a humid place? Anyway, take all the water out and maybe raise the temp to 37.7, then candle again in a few days. I never raise my humidity above 55% but yes for the hatch raise it a usual.


Good luck!
I have a hygrometer for outside humidity and that’s 49% so not overly humid, I’m confused also but the humidity inside the incubator is 30% now and I have it at 37.7 fingers crossed! Thankyou 🙂
 

em530

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Oct 13, 2014
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Hi, my hatch was great! All 16 hatched, i left my humidity down until lockdown then raised it, the air cells still looked small to me from what I thought they should be but everything hatched fine.
 

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