Checking Weight Loss?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaurynRose, May 8, 2016.

  1. LaurynRose

    LaurynRose Out Of The Brooder

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    How can I tell if my eggs are losing enough weight besides weighing? Also, how can I help them lose weight if needed? I have not placed them in the incubator yet but the humidity is at about 77% and the temp is 101 I think I need to lower humidity.
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hi Lauryn,

    I don't weigh eggs, although many people do. I check air cells according to this chart:
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    If the cells look small, I lower the humidity. If they are getting too big, I raise it.

    You are correct that 77% is too high for days 1-18. I like mine around 35% and adjust as needed. Take all the water out of your incubator and see how it does dry. You can always add some back in with a sponge or two.

    Good luck with your hatch!

    PS: Have you calibrated your hygrometer so you know that it's accurate?
     
  3. LaurynRose

    LaurynRose Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much and yes:) humidity is back at 50%
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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