I'm new to incubating eggs this will be my first time. My Rite Farms 3600 Pro Circulated air incubator came in today. I set it up filled the water channels and set the temp to 100* as 99.7 is recommended. I will put 36 eggs in tomorrow evening after the unit equalizes.. Is there anything that I need to know to help this hatch be successful?
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Take all the water out and see where it goes. Many of us don't put any water in until the last 3 days.
And one other thing you can do, instead of filling the channels with water, is use a sponge in a shallow dish, and add water to it. You can adjust the size of the sponge according to how much humidity you need.
I like that range, but it depends on your location and local humidity levels... and elevation if you are in a high elevation area.
Just keep in mind that humidity is based on surface area, not the amount of water. So you can use tall thin containers (like a tall shot-glass) if you just need a little, but don't want to keep having to add some every day...