my incubator went dry...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BornInSpain, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. BornInSpain

    BornInSpain Out Of The Brooder

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    I just checked the water on my genesis incubator and it was totally dry, do you thin that harmed the eggs? I also have two 17 day old eggs that I have not seen any movement when I candled them since yesterday, are they still alive? This is my firat time hatching. I have 6 Ameraucana eggs, 7 silkies, 8 copper marans, and 6 blue oripngtons
     
  2. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what was your humidity level inside? As long as it doesnt get to low they should be fine.
     
  3. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day did you find out you were dry, and what did the humidity get down to?? I have been reading up on the dry incubation method, where it incubates around 25% for the first 18 days, and about 50% I think for the last three. Do not quote me on the %'s, I would have to look it back up. I did not do the dry method this time, may try it next time though, I have heard good things about it.
     
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  4. BornInSpain

    BornInSpain Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I don't have a hydrometer. I thought that with the egg turner and the incubator I had all I needed. but since reading in here, I need to buy one, I know...[​IMG] they should include one with the incubators
     
  5. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, this site is great, I would think you should be fine. Good Luck.
     
  6. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I've had it happened and didn't seem to effect the hatch, my hatches were in the 70% area.
     
  7. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hubby added a fan to my hovabator and it has been much drier. i've had to add a lot more water this time. i'm hoping they will do ok. lock down is monday. good luck with yours
     

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