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Incubator dried out

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenmatters, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. chickenmatters

    chickenmatters New Egg

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    Hi
    This is my second attempt at incubating, first was a unsuccessful. Today s day 12 of the second batch on checking in the morning water was at 100ml line. But this evening at 10pm it was completely dry. Do you know If this will affect the eggs if the incubator runs dry?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    No, you're fine. The humidity is critical the last couple days. You don't want it dry when the chicks start pipping.

    Whenever I hear about someone having an unsuccessful hatch the first time or two, I always suspect the thermometer/thermostat. You want to verify your temps are correct with at least one known good thermometer. At ther very least compare it to a medical thermometer (for fevers).

    I like these.
    http://thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/rt301wa.html

    https://www.brinsea.com/p-394-spot-check-digital-incubator-thermometer.aspx
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your incubation!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's best to have some amount of water - you need to check often. Do you have a hygrometer in the incubator, so you know temp & humidity levels?
     
  6. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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