"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Everyone have a great day!
     
  2. Chaos18

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    Slowly Losing it......
    You do the same Mike.
     
  3. heatherledet

    heatherledet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took out the sponge and took off the vent caps to let it come down its at 39% now and it's been a good few minutes. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks Chaos!
     
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  6. Chaos18

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    Slowly Losing it......
    How are the goatlings?
     
  7. mlm Mike

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  8. heatherledet

    heatherledet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 4. I assumed I need to let the moisture escape for the levels to drop a bit. Do i put them back in its at 37%. Like I said I new to this and asking for help
     
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  10. mlm Mike

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    Areas of MOST IMPORTANCE in Hatching EGGS


    Ventilation (Oxygen), Temperature, Humidity, Egg Turning/Positioning





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    VENTILATION (OXYGEN)
    Ventilation is VERY important during the incubation process.
    While the embryo is developing, oxygen enters the egg through the shell and carbon dioxide escapes. Oxygen requirements will increases during development and during hatching. Unobstructed ventilation holes, both above and below the eggs, are essential for proper air exchange. REMOVE RED VENT PLUGS, TOO MANY PEOPLE FORGET TO REMOVE THEM AT DAY 10! NOTE: When Lockdown occurs, vent openings are frequently restricted in an attempt to boost incubator humidity. Instead of helping the chick hatch, the chick is suffocated from lack of oxygen. Never decrease ventilation openings at hatching in an attempt to increase humidity. Increase humidity by other methods. If any vent adjustments are made, they should be opened more. Try adding a dampened sponge or towel to help boost humidity during lockdown.


     
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