incubator brain fried!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by naightengale, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. naightengale

    naightengale Chirping

    Aug 13, 2013
    Rocky Mount VA.
    My Coop
    ok so i have been doing 24/7 reserch on incubating my eggs so i know everything i possibly
    ive done sooo much reserch that now i cant remember what i learned in the right order lol


    ventilation all open or all closed during lockdown???
    im trying to get my secondary bator set up for lockdown and cant remember whats what!! and now i cant find the info anywhere.
    you guys have been sooo helpful im sure somebody else out there has pulled this before lol
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Well, I don't usually change my ventilation at all during lockdown. Just make sure that you add more water to increase the humidity to around 70%, don't fiddle around with the temperature too much, and disturb the incubator as little as possible (this can be difficult--its very tempting to open and close the incubator, candling eggs "just to check if they're okay"). Let the chicks dry off and become fluffy before removing them and putting them in a brooder.

    Good luck with your hatch![​IMG]

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