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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickieKeeta, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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  2. BohoAlly

    BohoAlly Just Hatched

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    Your humidity had to be off target. Keep it close to 85-90% the last 2-3 days by adding more water. Days 1-18 can be kept at 45-50% ,thick shelled eggs, such as the FBCM, can be kept near 35% humidity and then upped the last few days. This has been my experience though I'm far from expert. Good luck.
     
  3. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    Thank you.
     
  4. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes we'll never know why some chicks just die in the shell for no apparent reason. The only thing I noticed from the video was that the zip line looked a little low on the egg. What breed egg was this? Did you monitor your air cell growth throughout incubation? Did you calibrate a separate thermometer and hygrometer for accurate readings?
     

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