It's day 21 in the HovaBator. Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaHen1234, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. MamaHen1234

    MamaHen1234 New Egg

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    Using HovaBator 2362. Can anyone tell me if I need to worry that the level of water in the 2 troughs has gone down to about half of what it was since we set them on day 18? It's 98-100 degrees. Been following things by the book, except candling - didn't know what we were looking for since we're first-timers. There are no pips or cracks yet, and we're nervous that if it takes another 24-36 hours, there won't be enough humidity.
     
  2. AngelaPenny

    AngelaPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are nervous about the humidity, and there are no pips yet, it would be okay to lift the lid and add more warm water to the trays.

    For your next hatch you can pick up a hydrometer at Walmart in the section where they sell thermometers and stuff. I paid about $20 for mine, and it's digital and saves me wondering.
     
  3. MamaHen1234

    MamaHen1234 New Egg

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    Thanks. I think I will. THen later we end up opening the plugs to let humidity out and dry the chicks, right? But meanwhile I don't want dry troughs...
     

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