Bator dilemma, Silkie knowledge would be helpful

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have one remaining mix egg in my bator which may not hatch until Sunday(no idea when laid, was given a dozen 2 1/2 weeks ago) and I had some silkies mailed to me yesterday. I need to modify my bator because I threw it together because the eggs(mix) were last second. With my set-up my digital springfield precise temp says humidity is only 48 % and most eggs hatched no problem. I bought hardware cloth and small drip pans (grill type 6x9) to add a bigger surface area of water to bring humidity up. Should I put one pan or two in? What is the ideal humidity for these silkie eggs? The other thing is the last hatch made a big mess and I want to clean it up before the eggs get here (probably tomorrow, maybe Sat) what do I do with my last egg while I clean out the bator and try to reset it to better humidity?
    Thanks
    Krista
     

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