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how do i add water on the 18th day without opening the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by orlandoluv1, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    spring valley , CA
    my incubator is a small yellow chep dome one i was wondering about putting water in them on the 18th day and on to bring up the humidity. i hear everyone saying not to open the incubator from the 18th day on so i really dont know what to do. since the incubator is so small as soon as i add water the humidity and temperature go back up pretty quickly. so would that make it not a problem if i open it to add some water in there? thanxs
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i dont think it will hurt if you do it quick then dont open again until they have hatched
  3. Sorry, I wish I had an answer for you. Mine is a Hova and I rigged up tubing so that I could add more if needed after 18 days. Are there any vents or hole or anything? You might be able to use a straw or pipet or something if there are small openings. I'm not familiar with your bator, sorry. [​IMG]
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Usually most people candle the eggs one last time on day 18 when they stop turning so thats when you get to add more water for your humidity....
  5. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    Open it and add the water. you just want the humidity up for the hatch.
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    I stick a plastic tube through one of my air holes and use a syringe to put water in the bator [​IMG]
  7. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    spring valley , CA
    cool that sounds good i think i might try to find a small strw and stick it through an air hole.

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