Help!! Please?? Updated page 3 post 27

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newchickens2009, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some chicks hatching in my bator and when I got home tonight both windows are complety wet and dripping but humidity is only 45%. I've taken out both red plugs and still no change. Should I lift the lid slightly and dry the windows or should I just leave it alone? (My botor is a 1602 with a fan installed).
    Thanks and God bless!
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it alone, can you add water thru a tube ?
     
  3. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can add water but what I thought was that the humidty was to high because of all the water on the windows?
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of bator is this?

    can you try an other humidity reader?
     
  5. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a 1602 hova-bator. I can add another but I am scared to lift the lid and let all the warm air out.
     
  6. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
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    Humidity usually rises when the first chick hatches. It should be ok. Keep your vent plugs out and don't open the lid. Once the wet chicks dry out the humidity will get better. Keep an eye on it and it should even out.
     
  7. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are you on? How long ago did you go on lock-down? Have you ever hatched using this incubator before?

    Jenny
     
  8. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am on day 20. Lock-down was on Wednesday. Yes I have but have never had the water accumilate on the windows like this.
    1 was peeping this morning and 5 or 6 have hatched today. The problem is that the windows are so wet that I can't even see in anymore to read the humidty, temp or to see what is happening inside?
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    I would wipe them off. I have found that when the bator quits cooling the water forms droplets on the window. When the thermostat in mine went out it did that.
     
  10. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Can you take the windows out one at a time and wipe them? Maybe that would work.
     

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