Help........I'm screwing up my hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Happy Chooks, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I added water for lockdown and added too much! It shot to 80% before the temp even got back up. I just took the eggs out and dumped half the water and put the eggs back in. It's now reading 67% which concerns me it's still too high.

    Should I dump some more out, or wait and see when the heat comes back up?
     
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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    It will drop as it heats back up I would think?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I sure hope so! I don't want to drown my babies.
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I run about 70% in mine so I think your ok.
     
  5. Fluffy-Butt-Farms

    Fluffy-Butt-Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my first hatch i couldn't get the humidity under 80 percent for lockdown so you should be ok, they really only drown when you run your first 1/2 of the hatch too high and water collects in the air cell...or at least that is what i was told
     
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  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's now at 87% and the glass is starting to fog.


    Darnit, I should have remembered LESS is MORE. But the stupid instructions said to fill both resevoirs. So I did. (kicking myself)
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I bet you can remove more water and at this point without it being too big of a problem. You are just setting them to hatch today right? It's not like they are pipping right now. Of course, I have never done this before so I could be completely wrong, but if it were me and I wasn't sure what to do, I would rather take the chance of opening it to remove water than leaving and the babies drowning before they can hatch.


    Hope you get it figured out and have a good hatch! [​IMG]
     
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  8. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When hatching my humidity shot way up. I propped open the incubator for a while and that seemed to even things out. I'm not expert, so I was just doing what my gut was telling me too, but it worked for me...
     
  9. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    open the plug holes on the top and mine stays in the 60ish, dont give up
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's down to 83% now. It seems to be stabilizing now that the temp is coming back up. I'm watching and waiting.
     

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