Need help???? Please :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SandeeC, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought my first incubator, BUT it doesn't tell me where to put the water or how much?
    I am assuming its in the channels in the base, but yet again, doesn't say exactly which channel or how much water lol
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    The incubator is for 24 eggs, but am not starting that big. Maybe half a dozen to start with :)
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  2. dschicken

    dschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    U can use a sponge with water on it.
     
  3. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh ok, I thought I'd bite the bullet and just put enough water in the middle channel :( But I like your idea better :) would that create enough humidity? I have read that you can add too much water which is what I am scared of, only reason why I have been putting it off :(
     
  4. dschicken

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    U want low humidity to start. I just started a new batch my humidity is around 25%. 2-3 days before they hatch u want to try to get it up to around 65%. If u have high humidity too soon you can drown the chicks in the egg. Lesson learned the hard way.
     
  5. dschicken

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    Make sure its warm water. When and if u put it in
     
  6. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok incubator is prepping :) will be putting eggs in tomorrow :) am anxious to have some new little chickies, BUT nervous at the same time lol
    Hope all goes well :)
     
  7. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for your advice hun :) here's hoping I got it right :)
     
  8. dschicken

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    Ur welcome.. keep me updated.
     
  9. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Will definitely do that :) Thank you once again :)
     
  10. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Grrr it says in the booklet "Do not adjust the settings, everything is ready to go" well I had the incubator running all night, only getting up to 29.5c in temp. Turning motor hasn't been running either, so looks like I have no choice but to Adjust settings lol
     

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