Incubating 2020

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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by Happy » Wed May 20, 2020 11:12 pm

I think all barred birds have a dot on their head as chicks. Could be wrong. Good luck @KimChick
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by KimChick » Thu May 21, 2020 8:18 am

Update:
1 chick has hatched - black with a white dot on its head, so could be male. And I heard it chirping at 5 am., but it was chirping while still in the shell, too.
2 have pipped and 1 other has cracked the shell.
Fingers crossed for more to hatch.
This morning, I did have to add some water; the H was down to 50%, so I'll be watching that carefully.
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by Colleen Kinzie » Thu May 21, 2020 9:52 am

@kenya I have the same incubator as KimChick
I have lowered my humidity to 50 as others have suggested.
I have 5 hatched so far
Humidity is up too 77 now. Do I open the lid to let some out?
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by Ontario Chick » Thu May 21, 2020 12:39 pm

Once they start hatching don't do anything, the humidity is from the chicks drying off, it will go down again.
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by Colleen Kinzie » Thu May 21, 2020 12:49 pm

Ok thanks!
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by KimChick » Thu May 21, 2020 1:45 pm

I can see 12 more egg shells cracked and some of those have pipped.
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by Jaye » Thu May 21, 2020 1:49 pm

So,@KimChick , 12 more eggs have pipped and some have started to zip?
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by KimChick » Fri May 22, 2020 9:27 am

Yes! But I say a pip is when I can see the tip of their beak through the hole in the shell. Is that not right (maybe I have to look up that term again)? And when I said cracked, I meant almost a pip. OK... going to look up those terms again.
This morning, they are almost fuzzy butts!
Right now, I have 12 or 13 hatched. They keep moving! This morning, I'm going to move the fuzziest butts into the brooder, as long as I don't see any other immediate hatching activity.
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by Kbr42 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 pm

Seems everyone was hatching this week...i have 15 fuzzy butts in my brooder and 2 or 3 under a Mom..cause they need a Mom's touch..lol
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Re: Incubating 2020

Post by Kbr42 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 pm

Seems everyone was hatching this week...i have 15 fuzzy butts in my brooder and 2 or 3 under a Mom..cause they need a Mom's touch..lol
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