Lockdown near, with ????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rekabnivek, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. rekabnivek

    rekabnivek Out Of The Brooder

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    Going into lockdown tomorrow night. We have an LG with turner and fan. We are have had trouble the whole incubation with humidity. Hard to keep the humidity up to 50-55%. If we turn the fan off the humidity does go up pretty quickly. Is it ok to go into lockdown with the fan off to get humidity up? We have had to cover both vent holes for the 50-55% humidity already. I know the hygrometer is accurate. Fan off and covering the rest of the small holes may be the only option for the higher humidity. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. youngenbreeder

    youngenbreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    hey rekabnivek, it is way better to turn your fan off in lockdown becuase glueing can occur with a fan cause it drys out the eggs to quickly anyway. so i would turn the fan off.
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    And I believe I read that you need to leave some of the air holes open to give the chicks oxygen after they hatch.
     

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