First time incubating chicken eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by asianchicken, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. asianchicken

    asianchicken In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2010
    Should I keep spraying the eggs with water too keep up humidity? And I don't have a standard incubator, I only have a 100 watt bulb, a bix plastic box, and a cover with a couple small holes in it (small as in 2 inches). What else should I do ? This is day 18 and lockdown, should I do anything else to help?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Songster

    Jun 22, 2010
    This is my first time to I put a shap wow towel in there DON'T let the humidity get to high I can't remember what will happen but it is pretty bad.
  3. oesdog

    oesdog Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Hi - I got my first chicks this year. We had a lot of trouble with the incubator humidity levels. In the end we lost a lot of chicks through shrink wrap - the membranes drying out due to humidity levels being too low. BYC have a link about intervention and helping in the hatch. Please be ready to help as you may have the same problems. If we had not found BYC site and the instructions on how to help hatch we would have lost all our chicks. We now have two lovely chicks in the brood box. They are 3 weeks old. We lost 6 so please look it up before you get to the hatching bit. The chicks were fine our humidity was wrong as we like you had a home made incubator.

    Don¬ít be afraid to step in if needs be - good luck!!!!!!! [​IMG]

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