My first incubation...egg's are in Day 1 WHAT DO I DO NOW?????????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k2chickens, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Well i bought a digital thermom/hygromitor in walmart today. It's now reading 43% humidity at 99'F... inside my LG bator with fan kit. Tho my stock thermom. that came with the bator is reading 102'F. Which one do i trust??? Do i need to get a third digital one??? Also, what is the best way to raise my humidity when i need to? Eggs will be going in on wednesday.

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  2. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

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    Is this your first hatch?
    If you have hatched before how did it go?
    If they hatched and on time i wouldn't adjust it.
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    here we go again.. the old thermometer go round..
    at this point neither is superior..

    you have to calibrate or compare them to one that you know is right on..

    you could add another one to the mix, or a hundred more..it won't prove a thing until you have a true reading.....

    Or you can pick one and fly with it and see how your hatch comes out..

    do not try to use both and take the average..that will not work..

    since you already bought the digital, and knowing the past record with the ones that come with the bator.. I would go with the digital.... whichever one you choose, you have to trust it 100%..

    Now, go ye forth and hatch...
     
  4. DANNY

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    What if you don't have one that you are sure is right?
    How do you calibrate if you have nothing to go by?
     
  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    here'swhat you do..

    stick your therm into a cup of ice water.. It should read 32F or real close to it..

    put 1/2 cup of salt into a cup and add about 1/4 cup of water.. just enough to make a soupy paste. put the cup of salt along with your hydrometer into a large (1 quart size) or so plastic bag and seal it up tight.. let it set for about 8 hours or more and then take a reading.. it should read 75% humidity..

    If it reads less, you will have to add the difference in your future readings... if it reads higher, you will have to subtract the difference in your future readings..
     
  6. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Quote:Hey, hey, hey! You are GREAT! [​IMG]

    Do you know how much a salt kits to test a hygrometer costs?

    I will tell you! $50! And you just told us how to make one basically for FREE![​IMG]

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  7. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Um--this is off topic--why did not my little smilies work? I tried to put a clapping one in there. Oh well...

    Catherine
     
  8. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
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  9. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    So, when i first put my egg's in...what is the best humidity for them to stay at untill day 18??
     
  10. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
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