Today is Day 18

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blue Hill Farm, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Blue Hill Farm

    Blue Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And that means lockdown, wheee! [​IMG]

    I candled last night for the final time and will be locking down 39 eggs; 14 EE and 25 Ameraucana. I’m pretty darn hyped about this hatch (can’t ya tell? [​IMG]) BUT I’m also nervous Nellie because I want these chicks in a baaad way. [​IMG]

    Now I have a question if I may [​IMG] - because my air cells are a tad on the small side (I think) due to higher than normal outside humidity, should I wait for the first external pip to up my humidity to 60-65%, or should I up it just after locking down like usual? I plan to lockdown after 8am this morning. Or maybe I should leave humidity as is? Right now it’s sitting at 47%...[​IMG] there are so many varibles to hatching, PLEASE advise.

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