Boiling Water

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by iamjason, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. iamjason

    iamjason Out Of The Brooder

    25
    0
    22
    Jul 22, 2011
    I dont have a humidity thermometer, but i was wonder if i got a little cup of water and boiled it, and put it in th icechest/incubator.. for a little more humidity, im on Day 22
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    30,361
    159
    446
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    No chicks have hatched????

    Probably couldn't hurt at this point.
     
  3. iamjason

    iamjason Out Of The Brooder

    25
    0
    22
    Jul 22, 2011
    i had two eggs, but one died yesterday. i made sure. before i cracked it.. it was fully developed, with feathers, but still had yolk. but this last egg is still moving when candled
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    30,361
    159
    446
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    We'll cross our fingers and pray for the last one! [​IMG]
     
  5. iamjason

    iamjason Out Of The Brooder

    25
    0
    22
    Jul 22, 2011
    i really want it to hatch.. this is my first time incubating eggs.. and i dnt have a incubator..just icechest and light... its still moving...not the egg,,but the chick inside..What do I DO?
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    16,261
    769
    406
    Nov 18, 2007
    Florida
    My Coop
    I put a sponge in a half pint mason jar of water and it works great for me.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Chillin' With My Peeps

    650
    0
    111
    May 4, 2011
    Casa Grande
    Quote:Whatever you have going in there...leave it alone and shut...the more you mess with it...the less chance of hatching...do not play with the egg...ignore it pretty much [​IMG] Wishing you luck on this one...
     
  8. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    595
    5
    111
    Jun 11, 2011
    UK
    I have pretty big incubator and last night when the humidity wouldn't go up I wet a half roll of clean kitchen roll/paper towels with hot water from the sink and stuck inside. It's worked wonderfully. I've also used wet socks, dish towels and just about anything else that is clean and would hold water. I also never use boiling water as it would bring up my temps too much and goodness knows what I would do if I spilled it on the eggs or myself.
     
  9. iamjason

    iamjason Out Of The Brooder

    25
    0
    22
    Jul 22, 2011
    your right:D
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by