When do I help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Momo, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this question has been answered dozens of times but I can't find the posts; this is my first time incubating and I'm getting nervous!

    I had 28 viable eggs in my Genesis 1588. I took them out of the turner and put them in cartons on day 18. Three hatched on day 20 and 13 more popped out the next day. Today is day 22 and nothing ... one has been slightly pipped for a day and a half and the others are just sitting there. Temp is steady at 99.5. Humidity is 60 (it did get down to 55 for a bit).

    I'm starting to worry that the others won't hatch and I'm really worried about the little pip ... at what point do I intervene? Would they have shrink wrapped at 55? Am I being a nervous nellie? How long do I have to sit on my hands?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    In the read me's on hatching sticky, it tells you how to help out, if you so choose to. Good Luck!
     
  3. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doh! Stupid me! Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:No problem, it is usually difficult for me to find things on the site, but that one i just checked out yesterday, so I knew where it was!

    <edit> In my opinion, I would try to help the one that has been pipped for so long, but that's just me [​IMG]
     
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  5. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's zipping, it's zipping! Whew! And after reading the sticky I am doing nothing. I'll give the slackers another day or so and see what nature has to say.
     

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