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Did I screw up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by romien, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. romien

    romien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am now incubating my 2nd set of eggs and I have the Brinsea Mini Advanced incubator. I put the eggs in a couple of days ago, but I totally forgot to add the water until this morning. So they went 20 hours or so without humidity. Did I totally ruin my eggs, or is there still hope?
     
  2. mistacheese

    mistacheese New Egg

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    You should be fine. The important thing is that by day 18 you've lost 13%. A little moist or dry on a specific day isn't as important as the average over the hatch.
     
  3. romien

    romien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew!! Thank you!!
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Many of us actually run dry the first 17 days. As long as my humidity is around 30% give or take a few %, I run dry the first 17 days and only add water for the hatch. I monitor the air cells to know if I need to adjust before day 17. Running dry does not mean that they were w/o humidity. The Advanced has a hygrometer built in right?

    Here's some humidity info to help you know if your humidity levels are good: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity
     

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