Originally Posted by BYC910
I miss you too . had a little time today .I was able to leave Ben at the center for a little while and go to a heat and air supply house . I have the cabinet completely apart . found some pipe wrap this morning that will make new gaskets and picked up new screws . The paint I can't match . guess I'll change the color some . this one is a lot worse than I thought . it needs some new corner angles .I'm going to have more in it than its worth
I'll have to hatch and sell a lot of chicks to break even .
I know it's been slow going, but glad you were able to leave Ben at the Center for a bit... it will get better, I knkw it...
Sorry about the cabinet... let me know if you need help filling it...
Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil
My Tigers won!!!!!
But was a sloppy win..... 11 innings
Looked a lot like last year...
I know no one cares... But you all care about me.... So I rant....
Originally Posted by FridayYet
I was talking to someone on facebook that swore you should incubate at 60-65% and hatch at 70% plus. She was telling me there must be condensation on the windows at hatch or the humidity isn't high enough, and that I'm losing so many shipped eggs because the eggs are too dry.
Insane... I usually don't add any water with my own eggs, but I will put a single shot glass of water in the bator with shipped eggs if they're medium sized or smaller, not large ones though...
For hatching, I do like 65%, but no higher... except when I did the turkeys... and I saw why...
Originally Posted by WalnutHill
That kind of advice came my way too, and it killed several dozen turkeys and many chicks.
I am now treating shipped eggs exactly like local, other than a few hours of rest before setting.
My GQF runs about 30% humidity during incubation with variations for indoor humidity changes. I don't worry too much about it. It's dry here during heating season so I use a water pan and reservoir. In the summer I just add water to the tray as needed to keep the air cells happy.
Sharp drops in humidity during hatch cause me issues so I try to keep it shut but I am not as good at it as SC.
What she said...