Help me QUICK!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trulefty, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    I started lockdown at 6:30pm must have put to much water on sponge, humidity shot up to 75% and I can't get it down!!! I've got all vents open and even jerked the sponge out really quick. That was about 45 min ago it's still at 72%...... What to do???? Remove the lid for a few minutes??????
     
  2. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would... if you just started lockdown it should be fine to let some of that humidity out by taking the top off... it wont need to be off for long probly.. was the water you wet the sponge with TOO hot?
     
  3. thumbless

    thumbless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it as is I run mine 75-80 on lock down
     
  4. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    I considered it "warm" but it could have been to hot I guess...
     
  5. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    I though lockdown should be 45 to 55%... Am I wrong?
     
  6. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    72% to 75% isn't high enough to worry about. I would just leave it alone.
    At lockdown you need to be at least 65%. many suggest 70-75%.
     
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  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I do my regular incubation at 50- 55 and my lockdown at 65-70
     
  8. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm about to have a heart attack over nothing then????? Whew!!!! What a relief...... [​IMG]
     
  9. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, save the heart attack for when they start hatching.
     
  10. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    lol..

    good luck!!!!!!!
     

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