Early February 2016 Hatch - Who's In?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by CoopDeDoo, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am also struggling with humidity with dry hatch. With nothing I run at 16 one water well and it jumps into the upper 40s. I found putting the measuring cups that come on children's medicine in there until I get the right humidity. I've been sitting at 35 pretty steady overnight. :celebrate
     
  2. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :he

    Yep that could get difficult!
     
  3. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same....Since it's winter, and ambient humidity is pretty low, I had to add a small cup of water to bring the humidity out of the teens. Aiming for 30% average humidity. Set half a dozen mutt eggs this morning! It's a wonderful thing to think about that in 3 weeks that egg will be a fluffy little chick!!!! No matter how many times I hatch I still can't get over the wonder of it all :)
     
  4. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good! Dry hatch is easier to do in the summer when the ambient humidity is higher
     
  5. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's winter and I am having to incubate in a room that I can't close the door this time. I'm sure it will all work out well. 3 weeks goes by so fast and it is amazing to experience the "boring" egg to the fluffy cuteness overload of hatching :)
     
  6. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it normal for my humidity to jump around? I literally have the same amount of water in the well and it keeps jumping in between 40-50%. The conditions in the room the incubator is in stay fairly consistent... I'm just worried that the fluctuation will do some harm?
     
  7. LilChickens2

    LilChickens2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 5 Whole Food eggs last night to sit next to my 5 mixed flock eggs.

    My humidity is sitting at 40% but I am having to fill the water once every two days. Winter really dries things out. I was sitting at 35% until yesterday evening when I accidentally added too much water.
     
  8. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started my hatch on Monday but didn't get my hygrometer until Thursday and the humidity was at 85%! Crud- it that bad for my eggs? It's dry here in Michigan and worse with the wood stove and I was only putting in about 5-10 ml of water a day!
    So, then it went down to 25%. I thought humidity was to be between 40 & 50% the first 18 days. I added a thimble full of water in a pop cap and it's now 45%.

    Is my hatch ruined? Should I start over with new eggs? Maybe I should wait til Monday and candle what I have. Mon will be 7 days.
     
  9. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    I am not an expert but I don't think you have anything to worry about. Candle them and keep an eye on the air cells. Humidity is really only super important during the last few days.
     
  10. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also what are Trader Joe eggs and Whole Foods eggs? I mean I know those stores; but are they really fertilized? Or is it just people are hoping they are?
     

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