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So if the air cell at day 12 isn't a big as it should be is it too late to decrease humidity?
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So if the air cell at day 12 isn't a big as it should be is it too late to decrease humidity?

Nope, that 's exactly what you want to do. Lower the humidity give it 24-48 hours and check again. 

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Okay great because last week as I was adding water I accidentally poured to much it's now at 45 percent! Yikes but I'm tempted to get a turkey baster to get some water out.
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Okay great because last week as I was adding water I accidentally poured to much it's now at 45 percent! Yikes but I'm tempted to get a turkey baster to get some water out.

The first 17 days (if I can't run completely dry) I just wet a spong and stick in there. It holds it right about 30% which is what I like. When it starts drying out I just grab it out and rewet it. It's so much easier than messing with water wells. I use my wells and extra sponges at lockdown/hatch though. 

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It's hard to put a sponge in there because my egg turner is completely full taking all the room up. So I figured if I move one egg and add just a bit of water to reach 30 I'm good but a shaking hand is no good when adding water. I knew I messed up when I did it. I was thinking using a baster but then got to thinking I would have to take all the eggs out and the tray to get the extra water out. So I opened the lid to let extra moisture out and I'll monitor the temp. Stupid me I've never done this before but I have copper marans in there so I really don't want to screw this up.
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It's hard to put a sponge in there because my egg turner is completely full taking all the room up. So I figured if I move one egg and add just a bit of water to reach 30 I'm good but a shaking hand is no good when adding water. I knew I messed up when I did it. I was thinking using a baster but then got to thinking I would have to take all the eggs out and the tray to get the extra water out. So I opened the lid to let extra moisture out and I'll monitor the temp. Stupid me I've never done this before but I have copper marans in there so I really don't want to screw this up.

I wouldn't worry too much. It'll come back down and if you need to you can run dry for a couple days to even it out. It's my understanding that those do better with less humidity.

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