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Well it went up to 56 percent and stalled. I'm already using paper towels and a damp sponge. Anything else I can do?
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Damp sponge in a low dish right under the vent so you can drip more water on it?

I have the advance model with the humidity pump, so it adjusts for me automatically. Ruby has more tricks to help, hopefully she'll check in soon.
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On raising humidity AmyLyn is the bomb but not sure if u have same situation as hers. Are both plugs closed? Keep lid closed&vents tight if u need it to heat up. Might take 2hours to get temp stable.
Going fishing so good luck Jennifer u can do this gf!
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Damp sponge in a low dish right under the vent so you can drip more water on it?

I have the advance model with the humidity pump, so it adjusts for me automatically. Ruby has more tricks to help, hopefully she'll check in soon.

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On raising humidity AmyLyn is the bomb but not sure if u have same situation as hers. Are both plugs closed? Keep lid closed&vents tight if u need it to heat up. Might take 2hours to get temp stable.
Going fishing so good luck Jennifer u can do this gf!
Thanks. I've finally got it up to 65 percent. I was hoping to be closer to 70 percent that way if I have to help later on I can.. smile.png
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Its made with a hole cut into the lid for a piece of glass to fit. A hole for a light and the cord of the fan to fit in.i put in 6 holes to allow for ventilation, they dont help at all.i put in ice packs on the bottom to help hold heat in case of a power outage and i put pine shavings on top of the ice packs till the shavings were about an inch deep. I currently have a dozen eggs in the incubator they are on day 13/14, they should hatch on the 18/19. At least 5/6 have Prominent Veining and Movement, the others i cannot tell. I will post some pictures of the incubator in a little. Will you post some of what your incubator looks like, please?
Hopefully it works out for you this time! I have a third chick that died right before it finished hatching sad.png and there's another one still wobbling around in there but so far not even pipped so I don't know what will happen with it. My incubator is very messy right now from the other chicks hatching lol but I will post some pictures later when I'm home!
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why do you guys like the mini so much? And what brand is it and where can I get it?

They are talking about the Brinsea mini. Online.

 

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On raising humidity AmyLyn is the bomb but not sure if u have same situation as hers. Are both plugs closed? Keep lid closed&vents tight if u need it to heat up. Might take 2hours to get temp stable.
Going fishing so good luck Jennifer u can do this gf!

She's using the Brinsea 20 I believe. My "expertise" is styros. ;)  Ruby struggled with her Octogon 20 after she got it for lockdown hatch, none of my styro tips helped. :/

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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They are talking about the Brinsea mini. Online.

She's using the Brinsea 20 I believe. My "expertise" is styros. wink.png   Ruby struggled with her Octogon 20 after she got it for lockdown hatch, none of my styro tips helped. hmm.png
I finally got my humidity up. Now to just keep it up for 3 days.. smile.png
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I finally got my humidity up. Now to just keep it up for 3 days.. smile.png

Good luck!

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Good luck!
Thanks. smile.png
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Another crappy day here. Rain rain rain. So the chicks will have to wait until tomorrow to go out to the pen. I sooooo want to get pics. They are growing so gorgeous. I fear that 5/6 of the paints (all the whites ended up with at least a small touch of paint) are males and I think Blooie is a male too. I am fairly confidant that 4 are females and two I'm still going back and forth on. 

 

Now it is my understanding that you can't or shouldn't breed paint to paint because that's where you get the pink pigmentation in the skin color, (if I understand Ruby correctly.) So if that is the case, without a separate pen for my one girl that is paint, away from a paint male. It would be in my best interest not to keep a male paint. That leaves me with my gray that I believe is a roo and possibly the one that is showing some partridge.  Oh silkies need to be easier to sex!

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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