Lockdown Questions Humdity & Candling - Hovabator vs Broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by babigyrl22, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Caledonia
    I have FBCM eggs in my hovabator (and under my broody) and it's lockdown day! :: bites nails ::

    Here are my questions:

    1. Hovabator: I only filled one of the troughs and the humidity is at 70% (after 20min)....do I go ahead and fill the second? That's what the directions say but I wasn't sure if I should. (temp is 99)
    Should I remove one of the plugs?

    2. Candling: Almost all the eggs are completely dark and I can't make out air cells anymore in both the bator and my broody. Is that the nature of BCM eggs? I'm nervous. My flashlight has been amazing up to this point. I was able to detect movement in the ones under my broody at day 10 but down it's all dark.
     
  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    the temp seems to be okay, but the humidity seems a bit high, although it's still tolerable.

    Just keep it and do not increase the humidity anymore.

    since you already get into lockdown session, candling have no use anymore, all you can do is waiting for the baby chick to hatch. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] finger crossed
     
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  3. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Caledonia
    OK I just checked it and it rose to 77% so I popped out the vent plugs. I will try to be patient but I got concered that I couldn't make out the air cells before lockdown but that could be that they are maran eggs. I WOULD try my first hatch on the hardest eggs to candle. My nerves are SHOT! [​IMG]
     

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