CAN I PLEASE GET SOME HELP!!!!!! Do I PUT BOTH RED PLUGS IN??????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BackSwampGirl, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put my Silkie Eggs in Lockdown and do I put both red plugs in?????? I have filled the troughs up w/water and I don`t want to loose these . It is holding at 99.5-100.
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always left mine in for the whole time. If I'm not mistaken, they may help with the humidity control. I've only done 3 hatches so far, and they all came out fine. HTH. Good Luck!
     
  3. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're having trouble keeping humidity or temps up, you could keep them in. I usually leave mine out because I want them to have plenty of air.
     
  4. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only use my Little Giant for a hatcher. I leave one red plug in. To keep the humidity high for hatching, I add four sponges around the perimeter, under the wire, and also roll up a couple of paper towels in the water troughs. Then I line the top of the wire with more paper towels, which also helps with cleanup. I add water once during the three days of lockdown with a straw and a syringe through the vent holes. I keep it around 75% humidity this way, and have pretty good hatches, 75-100% with my own eggs.
     
  5. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the info.I got both red plugs in the bator.And [​IMG] that I will hear something soon.But I got some Mille Fleur`s that have already hatched. Tomorrow they will be a week old.So they are peeping up a storm.Very hard to hear when others start to hatch out. [​IMG],,,,Thanks again,Sandra
     

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