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Will extra humidity too soon hurt chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunnydt, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. sunnydt

    sunnydt Songster

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    I believe my dates are off. I started counting the 21 days on the first day I set my eggs so I have added extra humidity and stopped turning eggs a day too early. Will this affect my hatch? [​IMG]
     

  2. paddock36

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    I think you will be alright. Don't worry to much. I've done the same thing and the hatch went fine.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  3. sunnydt

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    Thanks, I just noticed one egg has pipped. [​IMG] Every time is like the first time...so exciting.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Th important thing is average humidity over the entire incubation time. Lockdown is not something you have to hit exactly as you seem to be discovering. It is best to try to get it right, but those eggs can often be pretty forgiving.

    Good luck!! And I agree, it is always exciting.
     
  5. sunnydt

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    Yes and plus I just remembered that I put some eggs in a day later too so if its possible to do that then Im assuming early humidity shouldnt hurt them since people often add eggs after initial eggs are set. Thanks for your comments. Im just a worry wart [​IMG]
    Its day 19 and I have one pip and eggs are moving!
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011

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