GRRR humidity!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CluckyCharms, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sick and tired of this blasted bator I could throw it out the window (and I actually would if it didn't have eggs in it!)

    The humidity gets stuck at 50% ...so I add a SMALL amount of water and it shoots to 70...these chicks are going to die with all this fluctuation.

    What to do??[​IMG] (they are due to hatch any day)
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Relax....humidity doesn't need to be as precisely measured as temperature. If they are close to hatch (within 3 days) 70% is fine.
     
  3. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks [​IMG]I don't think I will be doing this again when all these eggs are done, way too stressful for me (I'm a very high-strung person, obviously). I even had to double my dose of Lopressor today..blasted eggs. LOL
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL, it will all be worth it when you see that first chick pop out. In July I set some eggs, planning on it being my only hatch for the time being. But as I watched them hatch, all I could think was "Let's do THAT again!"
     

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