using still air to hatch??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickhamm, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. chickhamm

    chickhamm Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    i set my first set of eggs 21 days ago, some shipped serama babies. Out of 15 tossed 3 the first candling and 4 the second. When i candled the last 8 i saw movement in 4. Well its day 21, i have one pip (pipped yesterday) and nothing else so far.

    temps in the still air have ranged between 98 and 102, ive got it prety stable now around 100ish, it flips back and forth between 100 102. i think my therm is missing 101 !! Humidity has been prety good between 70 and 80, at times down to 65 but i am able to get it back up quick. I know shiped eggs are a gamble always, but should i look at adding a fan to this still air if it is possible to help regulate the heat better?

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It is up to you. I tend to like fans but still air has worked just fine for me in the past. Regardless of the type, once you learn how your individual bator works, you should be good to go! Good luck, hope you get tons of fluffy bums.
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Has your humidity been that high all along? That's sorta high (I believe).
    If you get nothing by day 22 I would attempt an assisted hatch.
  4. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    i agree with purple chicken.
    i just hatched some serama this week and i had to help MANY of them get out of their eggs. please read the "sticky" at the top of the incubation section about how to do this if you never have.
    if you have any metal pins, fabric pins, the type with flat heads that makes a great tool for chipping away egg shell (the flat head NOT the pointy end of the pin!).

    i would be especially concerned about that pip - you don't want the membrane to dry out. i had one die in the shell after it pipped because i didn't see it and didn't help it out in time.

    hang in there and good luck.
    please post an update.

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