newbie - 1588 pics wanted

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by UrbanFarmChix, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. UrbanFarmChix

    UrbanFarmChix Songster

    Mar 7, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Hi all,

    I have a 1588 with the egg turner and eggs (added at 12 this morning). What I don't have is a good way to add water. I do better with pictures. Sooo what do you do when adding water? Is there a way to add water and not open the top? It took over 8 hours to recover its heat when I added the eggs. This is my first time hatching. It's kinda nerve wracking. Please show what your set-up is.

    Thank you for your help.
  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    Sorry I don't have a picture, but here is what I did. I stuck a straw down through the vent hole and then used a medicine dropper to squirt water down the straw. I also found that if you just quickly raise the top on one side just enough to pour a little water in, that the temp only goes down to 98˚.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009

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