need help Incubating!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buff_the_rooster, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. buff_the_rooster

    buff_the_rooster Songster

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    [​IMG]:/ I am new to BYC, but was hoping for some help incubating eggs. I have a forced air incubator with a turner. Temp is stable at 99.5, but I have no clue on humidity. What should it be? [​IMG] How do I tell what it is? I have 3 thermometers in incubator to make sure temp is good. Any tips would be great! [​IMG]
    A full incubator so I dont want to lose them.[​IMG]
    All my eggs have coloring. I have Brahmas, Australorpes, Marans and a couple bantam eggs.Eggs are dark and hard to candle.
    Hoping hatching goes well, I want to add Silkies, Stars and Faverolles to my collection! [​IMG]
     
  2. rnoyster

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    To check the humidity, you will need a hygrometer. It registers the % of humidity in the incubator. I got mine on ebay for about $15. shipped.
     
  3. Dirt Road

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    There have been numerous discussions on this site about hygrometers. Do a search, and you should be able to find an entire evenings worth of reading. I picked up a Springfield thermometer/hygrometer at Wally world for under $10.00, which proved to be quite accurate.

    Jim
     
  4. buff_the_rooster

    buff_the_rooster Songster

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    Thanks! Can anyone tell me around what degree to keep humidity. Yep! Lots of talk about thats for sure! May have enough to read for the whole 21 days!
     

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