HELP! Just started my 1st incbtr 1 hour ago!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SqueakyRoseShalom, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. SqueakyRoseShalom

    SqueakyRoseShalom Songster

    Mar 17, 2011
    I just started my first incubator an hour ago. Temp is already at 91. Someone told me to put warm water every time I have to add water so that it doesn't cool the atmosphere too much. So I started it off with warm water. Now all the eggs have condensation on them. Was the water too warm??? Did I ruin the eggs???
  2. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    I do not think the warm water is too warm, I don't think the eggs are ruined. However most folks get their 'bator up to temp and the humidly set to their liking, prior to popping in the eggs. It will most likely be fine, and if not a valuable lesson learned. Hens do it all the time, you can too.

    Best to you and your birds,

  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I doubt they are ruined. I use room temp water in mine. I keep a jug of water in the bedroom where the bator is and use that. (But I do dry the first 17 days, so I'm not adding it until day 18 generally.)
    I wouldn't use ice cold tap water, but I don't heat it either.

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