Got my bator, some questions.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dave_Cash69, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Songster

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    makes sense, alright.. thanks.. now then,
    do i need to fill all of the water trays up as i am setting up, or no?
     
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Songster

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    ohh; and keep one of the red plugs out too? or leave both in?
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    On a side note I have three thermometers in my bator to have a better idea of whats going on in there .
    I have a thermometer with a humidity thing , I have the tiny little thermometer that came with it <everyone says its not accurate but it seems to be within a couple degrees of the others so I keep it in there as a refreance >, and I have a digital reptile thermometer that I picked up from pet co for about 9 dollers that as far as I can tell is smack right on temp wise. Its also nice cuase it has a little display and then a probe, I put the probe in the bator and the little display sits outside the bator where I can see it.
    I keep one of the water things with water in it but it depends on youre humidity where you live. I have pretty high humidity here atm.
     
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  4. dave_Cash69

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    do i fill both of them up once i get the eggs inside of it?
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    you need to know what the humidity is in there first then add water to get it to 40-45% or so for the first 18 days and then 50-60% or a bit more the last few days .
     
  6. dave_Cash69

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    is it okay to take the top off to turn eggs, add water, etc with eggs inside?
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    I have a bit of advice right here...

    I can tell that you just cannot wait to set your eggs...

    understandable.. but forget about those eggs.. you have to get an idea of how that bator is going to work. You are heading for a disappointing hatch if you do not take the time to play with the bator and understand it..
     
  8. dave_Cash69

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    i wanna atleast give it a try
     
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    Quote:go ahead, give it a try.. kill a couple of batches of eggs.. I don't care and I am not going to argue with you.. good luck....
     
  10. dave_Cash69

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    and you turn them three times day?
     

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