need help on incubator humidity and temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tc62, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. tc62

    tc62 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK Here goes I purchased a 9200 little giant, with a 6300 auto egg tuner,

    with a 7200 air fan kit. I have the thermo that came with the tuner in side

    the unit and a fake egg with hair gel with a probe in it for my wiggler.. The

    therm probe has temp and humidity levels on it ( a

    ACURITE digital w/probe) I have it hanging on the wall Should it be in the

    incubator? The temp on the digital is 98.1 and 28% humidity. I have a

    inside therm that is reading a steady 98 I have 31 eggs some are banty's ..

    I put them in the bator on the 14th . Do I need to keep adding water in the reservoirs and how do I do it with the turner in the way??

    NOW WHAT WAIT???? [​IMG]
     
  2. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You need your temp to around 100 degrees.. (99.5) just try to maintain it close to 100 as possible.

    The humidity.. 25 to 50.. for 18 days.. I had mine at 50 when the little ones just hatched

    Keep an eye on your temp until the eggs get warmed up, because the temperture will fluctuate for awhile..

    What I do on humidity... Is get a cup of warm water,, open my top a little and pour the water (NOT MUCH) in the middle of the egg turner.. I left one egg slot open..

    Good luck
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I don't use a water wiggler but I thought the whole thing Accurite with probe needs to be in the incubator.
     
  4. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a straw stuck on the end of one of those bulb syringes that are used for irrigating ears to fill the slots in my LG. I put food coloring in the water when I first set the incubator up so I can see where to aim when I am adding more, I add through the windows so I don't have to open the incubator all the way. I don't have a probe type thermometer/hygrometer so I just set mine inside in one of the cups of the turner where I can see it, so I really don't know about how yours should be set up.
     
  5. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you put the probe in the water wiggler, i know it checks the temp, but does it also check the humidity?
     
  6. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that it checks the humidity with the probe inside of a wiggler, it would have to sample the air inside the incubator and if it is enclosed in the wiggler I don't think it could. Are you sure that the humidity is measured with the same probe as the temperature?
     
  7. tc62

    tc62 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I guess you were right I just put it in the bator and the temp is 99.0 and the humid is 51% .. I think we have a winner.. thanks

    Temp is 99.5 humid is 51%
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  8. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tc..
    sending you good hatching vibes your way.
    keep us posted..
     
  9. tc62

    tc62 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thanks Sissy ... will do
     

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