what is the most popular hatch day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    Do chicks usually hatch on the 21 day, or 22. Today is day 20. I think I see a teeny pimple on one of my eggs, but i am not sure. Can someone tell me what to look for. I hear that the eggs move around mine just sit there.
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    My buff orpingtons were in a big hurry to get out. They hatched on day 20. Most hatch on day 21

    You are looking for a pip, which looks a little crack about half way between the middle of the egg and the big end. that's where the chick will start it's zip. They don't always move around and wiggle. I missed several pips because they didn't look like they were doing anything.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    The egg on the left has pipped...

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    Hope this helps!!!

    Dawn
     
  4. Berynn

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    my temp in my forced air incubator is 99.5 and humidity is at 69% to 70% is that fine?
     
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
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    Quote:that's a bit high, 55 should be fine.
    edited to add: talking about the humidity.
     
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  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    On day 20, 65-70 is fine. 50 is the recommended humidity reading for days 1-18.

    Jody
     
  7. ZuniBee

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    Quote:Yes, that is perfect. I'm on day 19 and mine is at 99.6 and humidity is 65%. I think 70% is better I just cant get it there!

    Good luck on your hatch!
     

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