Clarification on last three days of dry incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SesameSt.Chicks, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. SesameSt.Chicks

    SesameSt.Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2009
    Yay! I am on day 17 of dry-incubation!!! The chick is developing!!
    However....I am confused on what to do for the last 3 days of incubation.

    The facts in this case so far are:
    The ambient air has had humidity of 40-50%.
    The vent holes have not been open.
    I have only opened the incubator about 5 times, and only very briefly.
    It is a still air incubator.
    There is only one egg.
    I have been using an automatic egg turner.

    How do I increase the humidity in the incubator for the last three days?
    What do I do to make sure the egg doesn't experience a fluctuation in temperature when I take out the egg turner?
    When do I put in a towel/feather duster/stuffed animal to be company for it when it hatches?
    Do I take out the vent plugs?
    So on day 18: make it more humid in there, and don't open the incubator until 24 hours after the chick hatches?

    Thank you!!!

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