Humidity must've worked I HAVE A CHICK! *update 100%hatch !**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Vamp-A-Billy Princess, May 9, 2008.

  1. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Okay my incubator took little or no water to be the correct humidity. Now that I'm trying to raise it for hatch I cant get it to go up past 52%. I filled all water trays and threw a sponge in the bottom under the wire and sshelf liner. It has been about 2 hours but I have opened it to get the eggs arranged. How long should I wait to add more?
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2008
  2. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    bigger, wetter and warmer sponge????

    I hate this stage of the game... it's always so hard to regulate. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    i'm trying a maxi pad. Someone said it works better and stays wetter than a sponge. I guess I'll go throw it in the microwave first.
     
  4. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    No fair running to another thread [​IMG]

    When you put it in the microwave then the bator- your temps are going to spike...don't worry, Im still here.
    They need a smiley icon that goes: "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"
     
  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    What kind of incubator do you have? Are you sure your hygrometer is reading it correctly? I would think if you added all that it should be reading higher. Do you have another hygrometer to get a second reading with? Good Luck hope it gets straighten out for you.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2008
  6. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Sorry didnt mean to run out on ya! Just hoping a giant "help" in the subject would get some input. Threw 2 maxi pads in. Reading went up immediately. Too lazy to go downstairs and microwave em. Now to get that stupid temp fixed. It is ALWAYS too high or too low!
     
  7. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Wow! The humidity jumped right up to 65. Now if I can get the temp back up... How's yours doing? I'm taking the thermometer probe out for a minute so it can reset itsself. Okay I am freaking out. Why cant I get the numbers right!
     
  8. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    Im SOOOOOO tired, but too scared to go to bed because of the temperature.
    Stupid control. If I can just assure myself it wont spike in the next six hours- I will get some sleep.
     
  9. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Everytime I leave the room it spikes. I dont care how much my husband whines I am not moving till its right. This is almost as scary as when I had my own baby.
     
  10. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Getting closer...99.1 and 65%
     

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