Help Q? Humidity and Chicky drying?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mario49, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. mario49

    mario49 Songster

    Dec 6, 2008
    Eubank KY
    how do i control my humidity on my incubator? or does it do that 4 me? i dont see a switch 4 it?

    2. Q. ok so lets say 1 baby chick hatches and it dries. am i supposed to open the bator real fast and get it or do i wait till all the eggs hatch? but wouldnt that burn and kill the dried off chicky?
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    uhm- 1) What kind of incubator do you have?
    2) The only reason a chickie would die of burns is if your heat source is able to touch them. They like 100 degrees. Remember they have very little fat or protective covering when they are new. Leave them in there until day 2 or 3. Then move them to the brooder.
  3. mario49

    mario49 Songster

    Dec 6, 2008
    Eubank KY
    o ok.! thanks lol.

    ummmm i will find out its my neighbors acctualy.
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Quote:You control your humidity by having Thermometer/ Hygrometer gauges in the incubator. Certain humidity levels are needed for day 1 thru 18 and then a bumping up of the humidity from day 19 thru 21.

    All chicks should be left in the bator til the hatch as completed. It can ruin a hatch of pips by opening incubators to take chicks out. They don't need to eat or drink right away as they live off their yolk sac that's been absorbed.

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