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Calling all Brinsea Eco 20 Owners

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jocasta, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Jocasta

    Jocasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hiya. I'm currently 2 weeks away from lockdown (or thereabouts). I don't have an hygrometer and the Brinsea manual suggests filling both channels with water. In everyone's experience, is this ok for humidity? I really don't wan't to be losing chicks due to shrink wrap issues. I was considering putting a damp towel in the bottom too but then I've been reading about sticky chicks having just as hard a time as shrink wrapped ones. I was just after a little insight really.

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  2. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    I fill both channels. We are in the middle of a hatch right now and I didn't need to add a damp towel. It might depend on your weather (humidity) in your area. If the air is dry I don't think it would hurt to add a damp towel. After the first chick hatches the humidity in the incubator will jump. Good luck!
     

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