My uncle used to mist chicken eggs at lockdown...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CCourson05, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Does this handle the humidity situation for lockdown?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    The only misting I have heard of is for hatching ducks. Not chickens.
     
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I swear he misted quail and chicken eggs both...
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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    And I no longer do that even.
     
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I saw your thread and thought of my late uncle. He did it... I just can't recall why...
     
  7. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It most likely doesn't hurt but many people do not mist eggs but rely on changing ventilation and/or providing additional surface are for evaporation and hence higher ambient humidity. Some like me will add a humidity to the room area hence more humidity .
     
  8. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Couldn't it completely prevent shrink wrapping though? It seems like even if you open the incubator and spray the eggs, it wouldn't matter...

    ps- this is just me thinking out loud
     
  9. Bribaby

    Bribaby Out Of The Brooder

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    My brother says he mists them with a vinegar/water mixture the day of lockdown so the shells are easier for the chicks to break thru? I don't know if it works, or where he got that from though... Haven't done it myself either...
     

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