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You DEFINITELY want to get a separate hygrometer and thermometer and make sure you calibrate them first. I did Maran eggs this summer and they are very difficult to candle. Since you have other eggs you are doing at the same time use those to monitor your air cells. Adding a fan may help to lower it - it will also help to regulate your temp. If it turns out that your humidity is in fact that high you can place your Bator in a room with a dehumidifier. You can also try adding uncooked rice or popcorn or those little gel packs that come in shoe boxes and purses. Lowering your humidity is definitely more of a challenge than raising it. But when I use to incubate that high my hatch rate was low and many of my chicks drown.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Thanks everone for the responses. I was able to candle the eggs a little bit last night and the marans look good from what I can see. I see the air cells and a darker part but not able to make out much else. Its only day 5 for them tho. The naked neck eggs im a little worried about because they were shipped badly, instead of all pointed side down they were just bubble wrapped and laid every which way in the bottom of the box. I can tell some of the air cells on those are not in place but not much else since those are on say 3. The quail eggs tho I can see vains and last night wven got to see a heart beating, which was pretty cool smile.png and on day 3 only which suprised me alot! My humidity has been staying between 40 and 50. I have a seperate hygrometer and thermometer coming in the mail that im going to calibrate and see if these are true or not. Overall i feel pretty good about it big_smile.png but umm...

There is a small odor when I open the bator lol how do I pinpoint which is the culprit? Just sniff it out?
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