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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.
I haven't used a wet paper towel, but I do use a sponge or two. Good hatching vibes coming your way.
Rexy, they look great.
Are the first 2 pics of Coppers or are they roosters?
WOW!! what are those breeds??
I can see SLW's but what are the black ones and especially the grey one?!?!
It's not good here SATAY...
I am having real trouble with the humidity ( temp is fine ). At the moment it is sitting on high 50 - low 60% humidity, which isn't good.
I can't lower it in anyway.
When ever I take the top of the humidity drops down to 48% in just a few seconds ( I am assuming that's the out side humidity % ).
I haven't had the water pump connected for 3 days, well because I don't need it.
I am about 4 days into incubation.
Is there anything I can do or should I just abort?
Try opening your vent a third Luke see if that helps. Mine is sitting out 53% at the moment our outside humidity is only 60% right now. Don't abort them you never know what can develop.
I have never had to Sam it's so darn humid here most of the time. Be prepared for when the first one hatches your humidity will go through the roof. It's all good but. Mine can sometimes get to 85% when the chicks are hatching.Open vents when the first one hatches too.
Luke i read somewhere that humidity is less a factor than temp.
As Long as your temp is ok not to worry too much about Humidity till lock down.
I read one person has it at about 60% humitity the whole time with a great hatch rate.
Luke, they are roosters, look at their combs.
Sam is right, don't worry about humidity too much. Try and stabilise it, but it isn't the be all and end all. Some people with big commercial incubators run it quite high and have great hatches. Since outside humidity here is often high, do you think the hen would abort the sitting?
ok thanks Satay and Sam, i'll just keep an eye on it all.
oh, hahah silly me Rexy. wow I feel silly now hahaha!
Apart from out last hatch, we normally run 50-55%
If you are very concerned you can lay some foil over the water channel area to reduce the surface area, but I don't think it is too high. Are you incubating on their side or in a tray upright?
Also, so my last, the warning still stands, but today we got to the bottom on our two weird transactions. The kids school placed a book order through an eastern staes company, both kids orders were placed at exactly 15:33.11. We filled in the forms weeks ago so it looked odd only just showing up.
Still, keep an eye out!
Luke these are all pullets , bar one and they are all from the same parentage. They are blue laced red Wyandotte . I expected to get splash, black, but the 2 that look for all the world to be slw, threw a spanner in the works. Everyone that visits wants to buy them, but I decided to keep them to see how they feather out.