UPDATED - SLOW HATCHING

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jubaby, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 20, and today when I got home from work, I have a pip.

    My humidity is now up to 73% in a genesis 1588. Is that okay or too high?

    I know it takes a while, but nothings happened in the last three hours.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2008
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Congrats on the pip.

    your humidity is fine.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your fine...when chicks pip the egg the humidity goes up naturally from the moisture from inside the eggs...

    It can take 24 hours from the first pip or cracking of the shell til they zip out....
     
  4. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - I'm just so nervous! It's going to be a long night.

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  5. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Checked several times during the night and still nothing new to report.

    The hole is a little bigger than yesterday, but no zip.

    And no other pips.

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  6. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    The waiting sucks, but its so worth it. Good luck!
     
  7. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just after I posted - I checked again and saw the zip!

    Take a look at my Blue Ameraucana baby [​IMG]

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  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

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  9. ameador1

    ameador1 Out Of The Brooder

    Yeah!!! Chicks are cool!
     
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Congrats!! [​IMG]
     

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