New at hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by digger455, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. digger455

    digger455 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK now I am trying to figure this out. Does a hen get off the eggs when she is sitting on them. She things that have to be done once in a while. I should be able to take the top off to put in water and stuff like that. I don't want to horse things up taking the top off. I tried to put water in and it looked like I would get water on eggs. That can not be good. As you can tell first time doing this. Thanks for any help I can get.

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  2. digger455

    digger455 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I worded that wrong, sorry.I am haching some eggs in a incubator. I have this idea that you can not open to put water in. I woold have to take top off little giant bator so not to get water on eggs. This is day two for me, and the first time around. Thanks

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  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    You can open it safely during the incubation time. Once they start hatching that is when you need to keep the opening to a minimum.

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  4. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry it is perfectly fine to take the top off to do things like: put water in, turn the eggs, etc. Just don't leave it off TO long. but opening it for a few minutes to put in water will not hurt anything. [​IMG]
     

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