2ND DAY LOCKDOWN.....humidity at 50%

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie Sue, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this ok ?
    i can't keep it steady at a higher level
    there is no room in there for a sponge and i hate to keep opening it to put warmer water in the resevoirs
    whaddaya think??
     
  2. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a hole that you could fit a straw thru? I have a small funnel taped to a straw that I put down in one of the air holes and pour water in that way. Just make sure the eggs are out of the way. It should be up to at least 65 but 70 would be best.
     
  3. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do what you can.

    We have had some very good hatches with humidity at 50%, so I would not get to tied up over it.



    Good luck!
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say leave it alone. They can hatch at 50 as long as you don't keep opening the 'bator!
     
  5. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys!!!!! [​IMG]

    this is my first time at incubating and there are 20 Silkie babies counting on me not to screw this up
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having the same problem. I opened once added sponge but still at 50 . I'm not gonna open again. Good luck.
     
  7. Roscoe Red

    Roscoe Red Out Of The Brooder

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    I used the straw method threw the small vent holes and carefully fish it through the screen into the tray.I put 3 straws together, the take a forth straw and cut a small angle on one end.
    Then I take a bottle of water that I can insert the straw down into and put my finger tip over the end. then I carefully insert the straw into the first three and release my finger and water runs into the bottom of the tray. You may have to do this 10 or 15 times but it works great and you dont have to open your unit. Hope this helps!
     
  8. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of incubator is it?
     
  9. Roscoe Red

    Roscoe Red Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is a little giant with a circulating fan.
     
  10. gitlost80

    gitlost80 Trigger Pullet

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    Stick a soaked wet rag in there along one of the walls,mist with a squirt bottle while lids open? Maybe turn the fan off if you can?
     

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