doing the thermo/humidity test

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BBK, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, so I think I goofed.... I put my salt in the water and everything in the bag.... BUT I forgot about it and it's 22hrs later.
    Humidity is at 73.
    Do I need to redo this for the 12 hrs.?

    thanks
    for your help. Getting ready for fertile eggs in a few weeks.
    Melinda
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    I don't know, I'd redo just to make sure.
     
  3. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, longer is fine.
     
  4. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've wondered if the temp in the room makes a difference.
     
  5. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    22hrs is fine - 73% is good!
    I used one of the Boveda Calibration kits and for those it recommends a room temp of 65-70ยบ...
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    The time for the test is 24hrs. So you are fine. [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Longer is fine. Mine calibrated to 76%. I love it when you find a good one.
     
  8. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I thought the test was for 8-12 hours. I did that and mine were way off like 9% and another one for 11%. Do I need to redo it?
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I have always heard it was a minimum of 12 hours, longer is fine. Mine was in for 14 hours and calibrated to 76%
     
  10. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I just put both of them back in the bag with the water and I'm going to leave it until tomorrow night because they were way off. believe if they were this far off for real, my hatches would not have been very good last year.
     

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