My First Time Incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dangerouschicken, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I have plugged in my Genesis 1500 with the automatic egg turner (thanks to lovely folks here who suggested it). I just put my EE eggs from Harley's Girl in, with a few of my own flock's eggs. Temps are at 100 degrees and there is water in the C tray.

    Anything else to do but wait?

    IT IS SO EXCITING! HOW DO YOU ALL STAND THE WAIT????
     
  2. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck, DC!

    I had so much humidity using the c tray, I had to take out all the water until the last 3 days and dry incubated. I had a great hatch with my marans, and not as great with my Ameraucanas.

    Do you have a hygrometer?

    Yup, waiting is brutal!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. dangerouschicken

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    What is a hygrometer?

    How can I check humidity?

    How often do I need to add more water to the C tray?
     
  4. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hygrometer tells you what the humidity is. You can buy them at pet store or Wal-mart. Where you are at, you may, or may not need to add water to your incubator to reach the right humidity. Where I live, it's a must.
     
  5. dangerouschicken

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    It is very dry where I live, and we have very little humidity. I put water in the C part to start with. I will try to get a hygrometer this weekend to keep track. Thanks for the info!

    PS I love BYC folks [​IMG]
     

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