Dry Hatching Brinsea Mini

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by artsyrobin, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    have a brinsea mini and am using a dry hatch, house humidity is at 50-60% humidity, do i add water at lockdown? if so, how much?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I think I would still add water at lockdown. But Brinsea are very good at holding humidity so maybe would not add too much. If you have a hygrometer I would maybe check what it is already in the incubator I have found with my Brinsea that no mater what the humidity or temp is in the room the incubator holds steady ( I have it in utility room just off the kitchen ). They are very good incubators and room temps etc don't seem to bother them. Wishing you the very best of luck with your hatch :fl
     
  3. artsyrobin

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    ok, so i have been stressing over this hatch... last nite was lockdown, i go outside today to work on the run, finally getting it covered, i come in, glance at the bator and see a pip, then look at the other side and this guy is waiting for me and another is pipping 2 days early!!!
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    so i did add a little water-
     
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    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Try not to stress things are obviously ok in your incubator you have one hatched adding some water wont do any harm. 21 days is just a guideline nothing is set in stone when it comes to incubating there are many factors that can cause an early or late hatch. Breed, how fresh eggs are when you set them, incubating conditions the list could be endless. I really wouldn't worry and try and enjoy your hatch and hopefully you will catch the next one hatching :jumpy
     
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  5. romeoz13

    romeoz13 Out Of The Brooder

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    congrats on the hatching. I have the same incubator and I have noticed that I can only add very little water or it goes past 50% humidity. I am at day 9 myself, I noticed that you took the tray out and laid them on a paper towel at lockdown. Which way did you lay them? right now I have the thin pointy side out towards the dome...I hope I have these setup right....thanks
     
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    Yes, i take the turner out at lockdown, before that they are point to the inside (not sure if that makes a diff), and usually its pretty good results, just this spring i had issues, between the high humidity here and adding the water i think doomed them- read that in the UK they hatch dry, so started researching that- so far 2 are out and tucked under the broody, 3 more are pipping- i had ten shipped, so it looks like 8 will hatch- thats pretty good-
     

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