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Lock down humidity help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by won023, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 20 at the moment and am preparing for day 25 where lockdown is a factor but however I'm not sure how I'm meant to increase the humidity do I put wet towels? And what should I lose it down to during that time period?
    Thanks
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    @WVduckchick....
     
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  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Your tag doesn't look like it actually worked... sometimes they don't.

    @WVduckchick Mine looks like it will, because it's blue.
     
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  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I use the bottom wells in my incubator. But many folks will use a wet sponge. Those who use small containers, remove them before hatch to prevent drowning.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Your tag doesn't look like it actually worked... sometimes they don't.

    @WVduckchick
       Mine looks like it will, because it's blue.
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    Thanks for doing that.....I know , I'm on my sons ipad....my laptop is off getting fixed....I hate this ipad....lol

    Cheers!
     
  6. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou I will try a wet sponge during lockdown @EggSighted4Life
     
  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Wet sponges are great! What kind of incubator are you using? Sometimes sponges aren't enough and dry out quickly, depending on your local conditions (where you live, and inside your house)

    thanks @EggSighted4Life for fixing the tag [​IMG]
     
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  8. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Janoel 12,And wondering what temperature do I lower it too at the moment it's 37.5 @WVduckchick
     
  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    37.5 is fine. No need to lower the temp.

    I've seen that incubator, but not greatly familiar with it. Does it have a fan?

    And what breed of ducks are you incubating?
     
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  10. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it does have a fan I'm just worried as I saw online if the humidity isn't high enough then they could die so trying to find the best ways to help the humidity
     

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