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 Out Of 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

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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