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Beginner need help!!!

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Hello all I am new here. i recently bought some eggs online from metzerfarm to start a little fun project with my son, I ordered 10 peckin duck eggs. They arrived a week ago and I had it sittin out at room temperature about 70-75 degrees to wait on my incubator. The incubator I bought was the brinsea 20 advance with the auto turner. I set the temperature to 37.5 c and humidity been at 50-55%. I let it sit n stable for a couple of hours and candled all the eggs, I can see the air sac and the yolk. So I put them all in the incubator set the auto turn and it cradle back and forth every hour. Now I am clueless to what to do next lol when should I candle them again and how often should I do it. ive been doin a lot of research but see different info every where. Any help and advice will be much appreciated
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Most say you should wait for the eggs to be five days old before you candle them again, after that I candle them about once a day but sometimes I skip a day. The incubator I use doesn't read humidity right so it's not very reliable so I have to check the air sacks to determine if it needs to be changed.

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How do I adjust the humidity ?
post #4 of 6
You put a tray or two in the incubator and fill it with water. Or use a humidifier. I use both to insure that they have enough.
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The incubator I got has a tray in the middle already that I just fill the water to full but how do you adjust it like say I want less humidity or more humidity.
post #6 of 6
Put less or more water it tge tray or if you want less let all the water evaporate from the tray and fill it when the humidity gets low.
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