Is it ok to spray them down?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazyforchicks, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if it would be ok to spray down my eggs in lockdown to up the humidity? I was going to use a clean water bottle. I have 75% humidity but it really seems dry in there. I am new to this! Help!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I have only heard of this being good for duck eggs. I would think slipping in a moist sponge would be better then wetting the actual eggs. I would wait for someone with more experience then me. I usually just hatch with my broody hens and don't use an incubator. (Hubby won't let me have one for some reason [​IMG] )
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:First follow the manufactures instructions for you specific incubator. What kind to you have? If you send me your e-mail i can e-mail you an article from Practical Poultry magazine that I use to help me improve my hatch. However 75% is too high, don't increase it let it drop to 65%. This is according to the instructions.

    Anyone else want the instructions pm my your e-mail and I'll send them along. Or I can fax them if you are set up for it. (FYI, you do not need a separate phone number to use your fax and it does not cost more on your phone bill.)
     
  4. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an LG [​IMG]
     
  5. Hi! I'm interested in getting a copy. I sent you a pm.
    Thanks!
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    edit: Got it, thanks Tim!
     
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  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:I sent them, please understand I do not save phone numbers or e-mails addresses.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    75% is too high for chickens, and duck eggs are the only ones you should spray with water. I would try to get the humidity down to 60% at the most.
     

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