NEED HELP FAST!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvchikies, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke up and i saw that they humidity of the incubator was about 15% I added water and the humidity went up to 43% (and I think still going up but slowly) and the temp. went down to 98.1 (and I think still going down but slowly) is that good? im very nervous and it took me a lot of time to find this eggs and I don't want them to die! HELP!
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    What day are you on?
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    hang tight. it will probably be okay. when i add water, i add HOT water.

    just check it again soon and make sure the temp and humidity stabilize.

    hope everything works out just clucky!
     
  4. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Relax! What day are you on? That temp is fine, it's better to be lower than higher. Do you have a fan or a still air?
    Christina
     
  5. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im on day 6 the humidity went down to 43% and the temp is going up its at 98.4 and I have a still air incubator
     
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  6. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok its getting better now the temp is at 99.1 and the humidity at 39% GOSH I almost died!
     
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a deep breath! LOL Remember, when a mother hen sits on her eggs, she gets up to go eat and drink and poo. Think of this episode as the broody gettiing up for a stretch. [​IMG]
     
  8. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that really helped [​IMG]
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Everything will be fine. Yes - use hot water next time, it helps to maintain the temp.


    I've had broody's get off for over an HOUR [​IMG] it was in the middle of summer but I was still pacing around the coop like a crazy woman!
     
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    If you have the still air bator you need to get the temp back up to around 100 to 101. The humidity is fine at where it is. I use the dry incubation method and never use more than 40% humidity in the incubation stage. You are just fine [​IMG] relax. I know it is nerve racking but you are going to be fine. Doin great! [​IMG]
     

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