Homemade Incubator/first timer Give me tips!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Neverenuff, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Neverenuff

    Neverenuff Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    Harrodsburg, Kentucky
    Ok This weekend I made a incubator using plans I found on this site. All up and running but I am overwhelmed at all the information and would like to pose a few questions, Feel free to add any other info I could need.
    Forgive my stupidity.

    Ok I will be putting in the bator east Indies and Call duck eggs next Monday. (I know bad choice for first eggs [​IMG])

    1. question about temp. What temp do I go by the one in the waterwiggler or the air temp? ( I bought a gage at walmart that has the probe so it does outside inside and humity.) Because my water wiggler I am getting 99.5 - 100.00 every time I look at it the other temp varies 2 degress or more.

    2. what do you recomend the humidity to be at? Mine is running 60-65%
    Too much I think so how do I remedy that? more vent holes?

    3. How big does the vent holes need to be? My bator is a foam ice chest.

    4. I do not have a turner so I will be doing that by hand. So what method does everyone recomend? In egg carton at a angle back and forth or on the eggs on the side.

    5. Mist or No Mist?

    ok all you experienced hatchers give me the lowdown.
  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England
    Best to post this in the incubating forum - loads of answers waiting for you there!


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