day 20 and humidity is 55 % cant get it up .....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg its day 20 i think one has internally piped its like a dark triangle in the aircell is it a internall pip and my water tray is full temp is 102 and i cant get it pat 55% what can i do ?????
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turn your temp down to 100. They'll start generating their own heat now, 102 is too hot. Add a bowl of water with a clean sponge (microwave the sponge for 20 seconds, that'll kill all bacteria) to the incubator.
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Hmmmm...I've read that for still air, 101-102 is what you want? [​IMG]
     
  4. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya see it says turn them down im confused????
     
  5. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are aiming for 100.5 to 101.5. 102 is getting too hot. Put a hot cloth soaked in hot water in the bator it will bring up your humidity. Then don't open it, touch your eggs. This is the most crucial area, you may not see it pipping buy internally it probally is, sit on those hands!
     
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Honestly, I would just leave it alone since you've already turned it down. I don't think the temperature is what's causing your delayed hatch.
     

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