I'm new to hatching & I need HELP!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shanda Smith, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Shanda Smith

    Shanda Smith Hatching

    Jan 31, 2017
    Wetumpka, AL
    I started my incubator yesterday at about 11:30 am & kept an eye on it for 24 hours, to make sure the temp & humidity stayed consistent. I put my fertilized eggs in to the incubator at about 11:35 today. Everything was going great! The temp & humidity was staying consistent.... Until about an hour ago. Now the temp has dropped dramatically! And the humidity has gone from 45-50% to about 80%!!! My incubator was given to me from a friend & I don't have any instructions, so I don't know what the increase/decrease thing is for on the top. I have googled the type of incubator I have, but have gotten no answers as to what it's for OR how to drop the humidity & raise the temp!!!
  2. Laurobee13

    Laurobee13 In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2012
    Clermont, GA
    Can you take a picture and post it? There is usually on the basic incubators only one dial and it controls the temperature. Humidity is usually controlled by adding water to a tray, sponge, or towel etc.
  3. Shanda Smith

    Shanda Smith Hatching

    Jan 31, 2017
    Wetumpka, AL
    I finally went on YouTube & watched a video about the incubator I have. Thank you for getting back to me. I was beginning to panic! I found out that the dial is for the temperature. Since I adjusted it, it is coming up. And the humidity is finally dropping. I just hope the eggs are okay...
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't think the lapse was long enough to harm them.[​IMG] Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG][​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - I agree with DD, hopefully no harm will be done to the eggs.

    Good luck with your hatch!
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Shanda, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! You've already received great advice so I'll just say best wishes and happy hatching! [​IMG]
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Shanda [​IMG] Welcome!

    Good luck with the hatch!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  9. Shanda Smith

    Shanda Smith Hatching

    Jan 31, 2017
    Wetumpka, AL
    Thank you! This is my first attempt at hatching. I'm excited, but nervous! I want everything to turn out perfect, but I know there is a possibility that this first attempt won't be like I have planned! I'm really happy I've found a place I can ask questions. No matter how small or stupid they may sound to me!

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