Clearing Condensation from Incubator Window?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ALChickGal, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal Out Of The Brooder

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    I am using the Farm Innovators Pro Series 4250 incubator for this hatch. I set 41 eggs (full 'bator) and on day 18, it appeared that 37 were viable. Approximate 15 chicks have hatched (this is day 21) and several more are pipped. But, the condensation is heavy on the viewing window. My temp is right at 100 and humidity has risen since hatching to appx. 87% (At lock down it was 75). Is there anything that I can do to clear the window a bit, so that I can check on the progress? It is getting a bit crowded in there. I suppose that is to be expected and okay. I wondered about using a blow dryer in just enough section to get a peep (no pun intended). Any advice for me? I appreciate your help!
     
  2. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    How long have the others been in there that hatched? If they are dry you can open the bator to take them out. When you do use a rag and wipe off the windows. Be quick about it but don't hurt the chicks taking them out.
     
  3. ALChickGal

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    They hatched yesterday, so not quite 24 hours yet. We live in South AL and it is raining today, so our humidity is high. I removed some last time I hatched (my first one), but none were pipped. Will the pipped chicks be okay? Thank you SOOO much!
     
  4. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Yes the pipped ones should be fine.
     
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  5. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I'll do that. Blessings!
     
  6. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With humidity that high, it is perfectly fine to open the incubator and remove chicks. Humidity should always be above 65% during a hatch, and 87% is just a tad too high.
    In the future, if you ever need to open the incubator during a hatch, and/or experience a humidity drop, warm wet rags can bump humidity up quick. Hope you have a fantastic hatch! :)
     
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  7. ALChickGal

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    Thank you!
     

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