NEED ADVICE - updated

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ladybug4ut1, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I AM ON DAY 18 AND HAVE NOT TURNED THEM SINCE LAST NIGHT. TEMPATURE IS AT 100 AND I CAN NOT GET HUMIBITY PAST 66%. I HAVE A DISH WITH SPOONGE IN IT AND IT IS SOAKED. ALSO WHEN DO I PULL THE RED VENT PLUGS IN THE TOP OF MY LG 9200. I HAVE FIFTEEN EGGS IN IT.

    THANKS FOR ANY HELP. I AM DOING THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME.


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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Actually, that humidity isn't bad, but if you have a folded paper towel or those blue shop towels, which are hold more water, just wet that with hot water and place it in quickly. I would pull one plug now, even trying to keep humidity up. Ventilation is just as crucial as well as humidity, or moreso. I hatch with 68-72% humidity, so you're pretty close as it is.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Your vent plugs should be open now.

    Make sure all the water channels in the base are full of water and
    put a wet sock in too if that doesn't bring up humidity.

    You Hygrometer may also be innacurate.

    Only open the bator to add water. Keep that temp up.


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    Be more accurate with your subject line. You will get better,
    more detailed help that way. "NEED ADVICE" could mean
    anything.

    Good luck on your hatch. I have a few hatching in my 9200 right now. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice i have it up to 70% and the temp is 101 and the vents are open. You all are really friendly and thanks for the advice.[​IMG]
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Little trick:
    If your windows steam up your humidity is too high. A little around the corners
    is ok. Watch your temp close.

    Keep us posted and take pictures!!!
     

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