Lockdown in 2 days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by northernchic, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. northernchic

    northernchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am incubating my first batch of eggs from my personal chicks in my new brinsea 20 Eco incubator. I started with 25 EE eggs. I had 1 clear and 1 quiter around day 7-9? I'm pretty nervous and excited about the upcoming lockdown. Temp has been steady at 99.5. Humidity between 35-40%. I know I need to get my humidity up to 65-70% at lockdown. Does that take 1 sponge in on water well. Or two? One in each water well?

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  2. northernchic

    northernchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one? Not a single person can help?
     
  3. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would slowly add any amount of water. It is easy to get the humidity up but tricky to get it back down.

    This is such an exciting time! Happy Hatching!
     
  4. northernchic

    northernchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response. How do I add sponges in the brinsea? Do I set them in the water well? I live up north and I've had to keep both water wells 3/4 full just to keep the bator at 35-40% humidity.
     
  5. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not familiar with that specific incubator. I would think you could add them just about anywhere. You can try the water well. I don't really think it would matter as long as its not on top of an egg ;)
     
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  6. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    These are excellent instructions that Acronewell provided for you. The Brinsea incubators are quite easy to use.

    Gail
     
  8. northernchic

    northernchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help! Lockdown is tomorrow! Talk about being nervous! Not sure which I'm more nervous about. That they WILL hatch or that they WON'T hatch! Trying to remember to breathe.
     
  9. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you going to candle before you lock down? Also, how is the humidity doing in the incubator?

    It is very nerve racking. But do enjoy it! It is an amazing to see! I don't think I moved away from the incubator for longer than running to the bathroom. You will start to see the eggs move around a bit. So excited for you!

    I'll be looking for some baby chick pictures!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. northernchic

    northernchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I will candle before lockdown. Humidity has been around 35-40%. I know I need to bring it up to around 65-70% for lockdown.

    Not sure I will breathe from now until the end of the hatch. So very nervous!
     

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