lockdown help needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickiechik, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    Have Swedish flower eggs in a Brinsea advance due to hatch Sat 20th. Tomorrow the turner shuts off automatically and I need to fill the middle pot with water for humidity. Came home today and have a tiny pip in an egg. Can I open the bator to add more water for humidity that should normally be done tomorrow??? [​IMG]
     
  2. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would squeak a straw in and put water in, you really shouldn't open it but if you have very low humidity because you weren't to lockdown it could be bad anyhow. Bendy straws work wonders, either that or open in quickly in a very humid warm steamy bathroom.
     
  3. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:its the mini advance where the whole top needs to come off.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    heat the water to the temp you would use for a cup of hot tea.. open the lid.. add water and close it as quickly as possible
     
  5. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you both for your advice. I took the bator in in the very humid bathroom and very quickly opened and put the water in. Can only hope for the best and a good hatch. Good thing about Brinsea it recoups temps very quickly. Its going to be a long 3 days!!!
     
  6. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are roughly the same age Karla and out of 30 chickens 3 are laying......Yep I am going to start to threaten them with the butcher, but I think they might see right through me;)
     

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