does it help puting a damp sponge in on the final day?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gavbarker, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. gavbarker

    gavbarker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi iv got another topic up but its the final day today well day 21 i have been puting a few sponge pices in with warm water in not too wet tho does it harm the eggs if it gets too close to them? And also how often should i cange the pices i want it to get nice and humid as i dont have a reader iv also got 2 tubs of water in too.
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I believe you just dont want it to come in contact with the eggs. It actually takes a lot to get the humidity up to 70% so it is better to overdue it than to underdue it.

    Good luck!
     
  3. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree-when it's hatch time, adding a really good wet sock or 2 is perfect. I don't think you can "drown" a chick at that point (drowning a chick with too much humidity usually occurs during the incubation/growth process). I got my windows all steamed up and my hygrometer read between 70% and 78%. Then up to the 80%'s when the chicks were repeatedly hatching.

    PS: I replied to your other thread too gav
     

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