little gaint forced air humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marlin, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. marlin

    marlin Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently did my first hatch with this incubator (bob whites ) it wasnt a very good hatch but I know the humidity was the problem. Here is my question the manuel says to take out the second vent cap at 3 days out wouldnt that lower the humidity? However I didnt have a hydormeter for this hatch which was my mistake. Second question In a few days i will be setting some turkey and some Black copper marans eggs? Do yall see any problems setting these in the same bator? Thanks for your comments I gotta do everything perfect this time!!
     
  2. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe if the time frame isn't right, because the turkey's will still need like 50%-60% humidity while the others that are ready to hatch will need more than that, I'm doing the same and I hope it works out fine.

    The humidity doesn't have to be perfect but try and keep it within the preferred percentage by about 10%, if you remove the cap and the % goes down just add another tray with a sponge.
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Set your turkeys then 7 days later set the marans, so they hatch on about the same day. Or do you have a setup just for hatching??
     
  4. marlin

    marlin Out Of The Brooder

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    No setup for hatching
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its easiest to stagger start time, if you dont have maran eggs yet put off getting them by a week, If you already have both sets, I would rather take my chances on raising humidity for a couple extra days so marans have higher humidity when they hatch, instead of not setting eggs for a extra week.
     

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