*I give up! Am I killing my eggs?!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tripp16, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hi everyone! it is day 5 for my eggs and either my hygrometer is off or I just cannot get get my humidity to go down!! I took the water wells out hoping it would dry out yesterday! [​IMG]

    Well either some water fell out when I took it out or my hygrometer is messed up! It says my humidity is at 70% [​IMG] I keep opening the bator every now and then to let the humidity out but not long after it goes right back up!! [​IMG] I am freaking out! If I lose this hatch before it has hardly even started I dont know what I will do.

    HELP!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    You have time to get them back on track. It's the total moisture loss by day 18 that is the most important.

    When I removed the water from the wells of my LG ( going a dry incubation instead) the stryofoam had absorbed some water and it took several days to dry. You didn't say which model you are using.

    Get a new hydrometer or calibrate the one you have. 70$RH is too high if that is really what it is.

    GL
     
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:I have a hova bator.
     
  4. pulletmom#1

    pulletmom#1 Out Of The Brooder

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    i know how ya feel. im having trouble keeping my temp down, mine keeps going frome 99 1/2 to 104 back and fourth:he the humidity is 35.i dont know if my thermostats messed up or if its the wether raining here for days now.
     
  5. pulletmom#1

    pulletmom#1 Out Of The Brooder

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    ps i have 1 thermometer on my egg turner that reads 90f and 1 sitting on top of eggs that keeps going up and down. which one do i go by???? anyone? [i have lg incubator]
     
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  6. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    I know its sooo frustrating!! I think I know why my last eggs didnt make it! the humidity was to high! [​IMG]
     
  7. pulletmom#1

    pulletmom#1 Out Of The Brooder

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    i did the same thing last time and had 1 out of 12 hatch. but i read on byc to keep humidity down to 35% so im doing that now. but now i cant seem to get my temp under control! making me a nervous reck!!
     
  8. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    How did you get your humidity that low?!
     
  9. pulletmom#1

    pulletmom#1 Out Of The Brooder

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    it was 50% and i found out on here it should be 35% so i took a towel and soped up the water out of the water wells. it took about 3 days for it to finally get down to that point. im on day 5 too so, theres still time to work out the kinks try not to worry. mine on the other hand could kill them before i get it stratened out because of high heat kills embryo.[ i wish us both luck]
     
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  10. SA newbie

    SA newbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Got a batch of 21 in on day 5 too and struggling with the temps too. Got three themometers in digital and two murcury, digital always a deg celsius higher, keeps hitting 104 F- did a quick mobile phone conversion. Does the humidity affect the temp and visa versa?
     

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