First time hatching, Lockdown in 3 hours, have some ?s

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Desert Rooster, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    This is my first time hatching, and Lockdown is 3 hours away. i have the brinsea Mini Advance, i have read AND followed the instructions of the incubator, and have followed instructions from other hatching members here on BYC.

    My Questions are:

    1. Do i fill both center slots of the incubator with water, or just one????

    2. Do i have to increase the temp on the bator for lockdown??

    3. when eggs are hatching, do i turn the bator off, or keep it on???

    4. how long should i keep the chicks in the bator after the last one hatches???
     
  2. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Mar 18, 2010
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    1. Do i fill both center slots of the incubator with water, or just one????
    That depends on what the humidity is now in your incubator. Lots of different opinions on hatching humidity, I keep mine at 35-40% for the first 18 days and 65% during lockdown. Use your hygrometer.

    2. Do i have to increase the temp on the bator for lockdown??
    Temp stays the same.

    3. when eggs are hatching, do i turn the bator off, or keep it on???
    fLeave the incubator on.

    4. how long should i keep the chicks in the bator after the last one hatches???
    Usually about 24 hours, til they're good and dry.

    Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Quote:Ok, thanks
     

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