Darn! I didn't check humidity when I moved eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CheekyMare, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    to the hatcher. and was surprised when I got up this morning and there was only the one already hatched last night. (in the incubator...surprise!). The humidity was only 38... should I interfere or leave it? I added water and the humidity is climbing now. But ...will they all be shrunk wrapped?
     
  2. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    You can use a spray bottle of hot water to lightly mist the inside of the lid. This will instantly raise humidity by 10-20%. Call it emergency intervention. That being said, as long as your bator is still air, 38% is not bad for hatching humidity. I hatch right around 40% most of the time.
     
  3. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a good idea! I will keep it for next time. It's my own fault. I didn't factor in turning my ac on to sleep last night. :/ The humidity in the incubator is usually around 45-55% without adding water. (tropics *shrug*) The humidity in my house is usually around 75-90% but turning the ac on brought it down to around 50% That was dumb of me.
     
  4. wdeajr3

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    Friend did the same thing. He made a hole in the side to fit tubing to add water with a condiment bottle from the restaurant supply house so he didnt disturb the eggs. All but 1 of 28 didnt hatch.
     
  5. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I have 2 hatched since this morning, ONE IS BLUE!!! WHEEEEE!!! Three more pips but I ain't countin'them. lol
     
  6. SilkieSensation

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    Wooohooo! I love blue birds!
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    CONGRATS CHEEKY!! YAY!!! Isnt it AMAZING!!! Good for you!! [​IMG]
     

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