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They are pipping nowHelp! I forgot to add water the last 3 days.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Youngfamily1989, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Youngfamily1989

    Youngfamily1989 In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2007
    Tennessee City
    I feel stupid I did not add the extra water to increase the humidity. I have a few pipping now the're not due til tomorrow. What if I mist the eggs with water I have heard people doing this to soften the shell at hatch time. Any suggestions ? Thanks, Brian
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    You can add water now, but it doesn't soften the shell, just the membrane. I find after 21 days that the shell is pretty brittle.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I think I'd get some warm water and quickly add it to the incubator if your humidity reading is too low.
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I agree add water now. It will help to keep the membrane moist as they pip and zip...

    Good luck

    Julie [​IMG]

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