Originally Posted by JulesChicks
Well, I found out that my brother and his wife will be happy to take whatever chicks I want to give them - so I added more eggs today! This could be a problem, I can totally see how it can become addicting. Started with 20 in there yesterday and added 8 more today - they were nicely shaped and clean and so I just had to! Lol. I definitely don't need 28 chicks, if they all hatch, so I'll be gifting quite a few. Plus, I want to buy some more hatching eggs soon (this was a test hatch, remember - like 6 or so, yeah right!). There are a couple more breeds I wanted to get this year so I need to find room somehow for at least some on my list.
So far, happy with this bator - Hova Bator with turner and fan kit. Holding nicely around 100* and about 20% humidity. I was surprised the humidity was so low since the ambient humidity was in the 60's I think before closing the lid and turning it on. Let me know if you think I should add a sponge to bump it a bit over 20% (dry/low humidity method). Thanks!
What are SLP? Either I'm too sleepy or I just have no clue. Enlighten me?
I keep my humidity at 20% so I don't see why you would need to add sponges.
OK I"ll be the one to say this, don't get scared, don't freak out. You have what is called HD, it's a disease, there's no cure, you can't get a shot to make it go away, you can't take a pill to slow it down or anything. Doctors ALL around the world are trying to find a cure for it but are not having any luck.
YOUR GONNA BE OK, it's nothing to panic over. We all have it. What is HD? well I will tell you. Breath, Again your going to be OK, it's called "hatching disease". Sorry to have to give you the bad news. just let the disease run through your veins, there's nothing you can do. It does lead into more serious diseases like CSHD (can't stop hatching disease) then CGED. (can't get enough disease) it goes on and on.
Your GONNA BE OK... LOL the only know way to help the disease is by HATCHING AWAY!!!!!