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Is it okay to open the incubator to add more sponges? Ive been adding water through the vent holes with a long straw and a Creole Injector... But im scared to DEATH to open iy and shrink wrap them or something.
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Originally Posted by Courthamilton View Post

Me too! If they dont,I will lose it. Poor babies, they didn't sign up for a uneducated mom!

Hey, I lost my very first hatch to a bad thermometer because I didn't know I should check them-even brand new, plus I went by the "recommended" humidity, which in fact with styro bators is too high on  the average. So don't feel too bad, we all make mistakes.

 

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Originally Posted by Courthamilton View Post

Is it okay to open the incubator to add more sponges? Ive been adding water through the vent holes with a long straw and a Creole Injector... But im scared to DEATH to open iy and shrink wrap them or something.

First, if you have no pips there is absolutely nothing that opening the bator is going to do. Second, even with pips, the chances of anything happening is next to nothing. You're talking to someone that is constantly opening the bator during hatch. I'm a little biased against the warning of never opening the bator, (many of us do.) I believe a lot of people blame opening the bator on chick deaths because they don't know what else to blame.  I don't care what anyone says, it's not that easy to cause shrinkwrapping. Glueing...yeah, you can see that from membrane drying out, but honest to goodnesss shrinkwrapping...not going to happen in the 30 seconds that someone opens the bator to adjust something. (Of course there are people that will argue that...lol ;)) At least, if you have decent humidity.


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 4/18/16 at 8:24am

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post #13 of 13
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Okay, I found a small dressing contsiner with a lid at the Dollar Store, poked a bunch of holes in the lid and added warm water and put at the back to get humidity up. My inside thermometer was reading 98.5° so I ended up having to put the bator on 103 to get it closer to 100°. While i had the bator open I looked at my two wigglers, they are both full on internally peeped and chirping!!! I just know for sure they internally peeped yesterday so i need to know when i should assit if they dont externally peep soon...
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