Lockdown help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Willychicken, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Willychicken

    Willychicken Hatching

    Sep 28, 2014
    I just got a new Janoel 24, we are currently on day 18 with 12 out of 18 eggs! Just wondering if I should be filling the water trays each day in lockdown?
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    It depends what your humidity is. You want the humidity at least 65%. (I shoot for 75%) If it drops under 65% then you need to add water. I don't use the Janoel, but when I go into lockdown I fill the water wells, and add a couple wet sponges. when I need to add moisture I pull out the sponges rewet them and stick them back in quickly. You don't want to open the bator any more than you have to after lockdown.

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