Lockdown humidity down to 37 while at work!!! Did I kill them????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wyogirl, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This AM at 0730 humidity was at 58 , am trying dry incubation. when i got home at 1700 hrs it was down to 37 ahhhhhhhh di I harm them??? This is beginning of day 19
    Ayda:([​IMG][​IMG]:barnie:barnie
     
  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't think it's that bad. [​IMG] as long as that doesnt happen when they're pipped [​IMG] that would be bad
     
  3. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks have been running downstairs every 30 min to check humidity, no pipping as of yet!
    Ayda
     
  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're fine, but get that humidity back up before any pip!
     
  5. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    You'll be fine but I would make sure the humidity is up when you go to work again. Maybe put in another wet sponge because they will be OK even if it goes to 65 or even 70
     
  6. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Brinsea Oct 20, first time using it!! So far so good I did put a sponge in it and am able to go thru the vent hole with tubing to wet it down, humidity is between 65-70, am not going to open it even if it kills me:th!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have 8 silkies in lockdown mode an really really want them:fl:fl:fl:fl:fl
    Ayda
     
  7. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Hope your little chickies come out... and then you can post pictues [​IMG] [​IMG]


    and, until they pip, the humidity isn't crucial - but once the egg is open, then humidity matters!
     
  8. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the encouragement!!! I'm on my way downstairs to check on humidity and then off to bed [​IMG]
    Ayda
     
  9. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you post pics when you see the first pip??? [​IMG]
     
  10. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will!! It's really hard to see inside with the Brinsea. I bought mine off ebay, a used one, the plastic is not as clear as the plexiglass. Have laready looked at 0500 and nothing yet, thought I heard a chirping??? or am I losing it [​IMG]
    Ayda
     

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