1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

What could go wrong?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by samandemsmommy, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. samandemsmommy

    samandemsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    214
    15
    73
    Jul 14, 2014
    Hickory, NC
    So I am on day 17- all 6 eggs were moving last night :) This is my first time making it this far :) So.... my question is can you tell me what could potentially go wrong and how to help that problem? Like if one pips wrong, or hasn't absorbed all the yolk, or straddle leg, etc... Also- when I go on lockdown, how do I keep my humidity at a good %? Thanks!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    14,850
    2,197
    396
    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    What could go wrong would take a book to tell you what to do. [​IMG] If you find yourself in need of assistance, jump on here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help or here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...s-right-whos-wrong-no-one/33110#post_16689913 and you will most likely find help fairly quickly. Both groups have experienced hatchers that love to help.

    As for humidity at lockdown, I run 75%, so I fill the water wells and I add 2-3 wet sponges on my screen at egg level. I am NOT hands off, so I need the extra humidity and the sponges are great because you can easily pull them out and rewet them when you need too.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

    19,232
    2,413
    361
    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by