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 Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    East yorkshire uk
    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 Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    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 Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    The Sunny South
    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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