**updated** early hatch... 7 out!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mangled, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today, as of 8PM, it's officially day 18.

    I just cracked the bator to do my final candle and get the humidity up, and was surprised with FOUR pipped eggs.

    I didn't candle, just took the turner out, layed them down, and got the lid back on with my wet clothes for humidity.

    The humidity was 32% when I opened it. I've got both air holes open and the humidity is up to 77%. The windows are a bit fogged, LOL.

    Now, will the pipped eggs be harmed by this low humidity? I'm hoping they'll be okay now that it's all jacked up.

    I can hear them peeping, so I guess that's a good sign. [​IMG]

    Em
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I bet they'll be fine...especially since you got the humidity up really well now...keep us posted and of course take pictures!
    ~Rebecca
     
  3. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, yes.... pics will come when they hatch. [​IMG]

    My husband laughs because there have been times when I have had more chicken pictures on the camera than the kids.

    I tell him it's because I have a lot more chickens than I have kids, LOL.

    Thanks-
    Em
     
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    good luck and congrats every chic ia a miracle
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    When I first got my bator, I had it sitting on the floor in the spare bedroom. I was sitting there candling the eggs, when all of a sudden I heard peeping. I told my dad, and he said if I could hear them, then they must have the shells broke. I checked and sure enough, I had 5 pips! My humidity was not as low as yours, but still pretty low, around 40-45%. I could not get mine to go up higher, so that is how they hatched. I had 13 eggs, 12 of which hatched, with the humidity at that level. Oh, and it was only day 18 for me too. By the end of day 19, all the eggs were hatched.
     
  6. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, 5 pips now.

    No one is zipping yet. [​IMG] One is pipped very low on the shell, but it seems to be doing okay. I can see the beak, so it's getting air.

    They're really starting to make a ruckus now. [​IMG]

    Looks like I won't be getting much sleep.

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    Em
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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  8. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
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    How exciting! Keep updating........ [​IMG]
     
  9. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    7 pips!!!

    I should never have put the incubator in the bedroom, LOL.

    My husband is snoring away and I'm up peering into the incubator with a flashlight. [​IMG]

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    LOL.
    Em
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    OMG??? Incubator in the bedroom?? I would definitely not get any sleep! I have a hard enough time leaving mine alone in the next room!
     

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