Miss understanding caused lockdown a day eairly.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tristancolli, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone so i accidentally went into lock down on day 17 oppss..... and today is day 19 and i hear peeping from the eggs. just wondering when i should start watching for the chicks and i had to add more water. cause the one trough was almost dry so i know its a no no but i opened it quickly to fill troughs again and my humidity dropped to 47 from 66. it will go back up right????? and is 70% ok for hatching or is it to low????
     
  2. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try to keep my humidity around 75 to 80% during lock down. You can put wet sponges in your water pan to increase the surface area and raise the humidity. Wet the sponge with 100 degree water and it will not cause your temp. to drop as much.
     
  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it will make a differance.
     

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