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Incubating humidity question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cardoza Farms, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Cardoza Farms

    Cardoza Farms Hatching

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    Hello, I bought a hovabator a few weeks ago I have a dozen eggs in it right now, but my problem is I picked these eggs and places them in the incubator over the course of a week. I read that on the last few days of incubating I need to add more water to the 2nd tray, will this have a negative impact on my eggs that are 7 days behind the first couple of eggs?? Not sure what to do since this is my first batch, any advice would be appreciated thanks!!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    I would wait until I see the first eggs start to hatch (look for pips) and then bump the humidity up to around 60%. Try and keep it around 60-70% during the hatches and reduce it in-between if you can. Good luck with the hatch!
     
  3. Cardoza Farms

    Cardoza Farms Hatching

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    Ok thanks, my eggs are set to start hatching on the 28th hope all goes well, I've been candling the eggs and everything is going good so far....
     

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