what to do now?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CedarRidgeChicks, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    I have eggs that are due to hatch This Thursday/Friday.They are pipping now and peeping..the humidity was only50% until last night and they were still in the turner yesterday..I brought the humidity up to 72% this morning and heard the peeping a few minutes ago while turning egss in another bator..what are the chances? Should I be watching for anything?
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    Not sure what you are asking here, the chicks will be fine in the bator for 2 days. If you open the bator, anything that hasnt hatched will probably not, unless you have a very good bator.
     
  3. roche477

    roche477 Songster

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    May 15, 2009
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    Sounds like they are right on time. Sometimes they peep in the shells 2 or 3 days early and rock around.


    As for opening the bator and they not hatching, I open my bator a lot during hatches and have excellent hatch rates using an LG forced air. You just have to learn what works for you and go with that.

    I think your humidity level is real good right now. When they start hatching the humidity will probably jump up some too. Just make sure you have plenty of ventilation.
     
  4. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    I guess what I am asking is since I did open the bator today to add water and to take the eggs out of the turner..this being day 18..and 3 hrs later there are 3 pipping should everything be o.k...or are the other eggs probably lost..can it take 1-2 days for these three to finish hatching.Also I am wondering about the humidity being so low up until this morning??
     
  5. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    Thanks roche477..you answered what I was needing to know..I have the LG forced air also
     
  6. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    Well..while typing this I heard some really loud..went to check one is out and 4 others are pipped..so at this point I guess all is well!![​IMG]

    Thanks!!
     
  7. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    Sorry I should have been more specific, after day 18 you should not open the bator. Now some people might, and still have great hatched, but I wouldn't.
     

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