Urgent (picutre added)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Glenmar, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got home to lockdown my eggs. It looks like
    my pea egg is pipped. Will it be ok.
     
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  2. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes just continue to lock down be sure temp and humidity is good, should hatch no problem
     
  3. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh congrats!!! I wish you the best of luck and hope it hatches!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    How's it going Glen? It should be ok if you leave it be [​IMG] Pics when you have a chick!
     
  5. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know why folks do lock down on their eggs for? We never have in the 10 years we have been raising fowl, I had never even heard of lock down before I came to this forum.
     
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  6. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Quote:You open your incubator in the couple days before your eggs hatch? Don't your chicks dry out in the shells?

    The reason people "lock down" eggs in an incubator is to maintain the humidity necessary for the eggs to hatch. Otherwise a lot of people would have their hands in the incubator every five minutes (to candle, to look, to handle the eggs, or help too early, etc) and the membranes can shrink wrap around the chick as they dry out from the lack of humidity. If you're someplace where the ambient humidity is right, i guess it wouldn't matter if you opened the incubator a lot, but that would be sort of rare.

    If you leave the incubator closed until hatch, it's the same thing as "lockdown" you just weren't calling it that.
     
  7. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had up to 3 cabinet incubators running at one time add eggs every 7 days til all are full and have never had those kind of problems, anyone that has hatched eggs should know that you don't open the doors 10 times a day if they don't have veins now they won't have them in 3 hrs.

    But if we have eggs in the bater that are piping we take them out and this has never hurt our hatch. Just remember this is how we do it and I will not tell anyone else how to do their hatching it may not work for you.
     
  8. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Really? It doesn't do anything to the eggs? I am going to do a staggered quail hatch and some will hatch sooner, I only have one incubator which is a Brinsea 20. And would it be ok if I still turned the eggs?
     
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  9. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C&Rman :

    Quote:Really? It doesn't do anything to the eggs? I am going to do a staggered quail hatch and some will hatch sooner, I only have one incubator which is a Brinsea 20. And would it be ok if I still turned the eggs?

    I don't know anything about hatching Quail eggs, We just hatch Peafowl, Chickens and Ornamental Pheasant​
     
  10. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    C&R, you should be ok to turn until you see pips. After the shell has been breached, there's a fairly high risk of the membranes drying out- and they can dry out very quickly. It's great that this doesn't happen for Chocktaw, but it can happen.

    When you get a chick like this because you've opened the incubator at the wrong time, you stop opening the incubator around hatch time. Thankfully not a lesson I've had to learn the hard way, but I know many have had a problem in the past.
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4761286005_05740d62c1.jpg
     

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