In the Brooder
- Apr 25, 2014
Hi all, I have removed my eggs from the turner to the tray as per instructions but the incubator is not maintaining humidity. Instead copious amounts of fluid is leaking from the overflow holes in the base & the humidity won't hold above 50%. It just hit day 18 so I'm unsure how to proceed beyond this point without risking the integrity of the batch. 40/48 eggs were very heavy & warm upon being moved to the hatching tray from the turning baskets the others were considerably lighter & cooler. That being said, they were also bantam eggs! Any advice is appreciated should anyone else have had this experience. I've placed sponges nice & thoroughly wetted, inside the incubator prior to lockdown to ensure humidity is maintained. I've googled every site & set of instructions I can find & nowhere can I find a reason or explanation for leakage. I don't want to jeopardize my hatching so I'm sitting on my hands with everything crossed tight ATM!